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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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UNESCO

Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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UNESCO

Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Church from the Hill

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

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The Church from the Hill is definitely the most valuable architectural monuments from Sighisoara Citadel. Building this church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, started in 1345 and continued with several interruptions until 1525. The church contains the two older buildings from the upper plateau of the hill: a Romanesque chapel and a dungeon of rectangular shape.
Also, the monument is valuable due to the only one chapel known in Transylvania, situated under the choir, containing tombs from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The church was partially painted on the outside and completely indoors. In 1776 was decided that the painting to be destroyed with the condition to make accurate copies on parchment, which after that disappeared.
The Church from the Hill underwent  two major restoration works: one in 1934, at which point some old frescoes were uncovered and that between the years 1991-1999, total restoration made by the Messerschmitt Foundation from Munich, giving it the current appearance.

Inside were preserved rare pieces of religious sculpture and painting: the pulpit carved in 480, Gothic tabernacle, made of stone and an old holy water front from the fifteenth century.
Polyptych shrine of St. Martin dates from the fourteenth century, and the wooden pews carved by J. Reychmut date from the sixteenth century. The funerary sculptures executed by Elias Nicolai are very interesting, situated inside the church, but also the beautiful shrines brought from the churches from Saes and Cund.

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