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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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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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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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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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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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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]

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Dalhauti Hermitage

judetul Vrancea, Moldova

AddressLoc. Carligele, Sat Dalhauti,


This monastic settlement functioned until 1959, when it was closed and then reopened in 1990 as a settlement for nuns.

The church was built by two brothers shepherds in Dobrogea, with the help of a disciple of St. Nicodim of Tismana and the altar was built where the flame of the legend appeared. One of the brothers became a monk, taking the name of Amfil. He went to Constantinople and there received as gift from the patriarch, an icon who is said to have been painted by the Apostle Luca.

The legend also says that during the trip, the Turkish captured Amfil and desecrated the icon by cutting it with a scimitar, then threw it into the sea. Escaping from the Turkish, the monk reached his village in Dobrogea and during this time the icon came by sea, and then Amfil found it on the shore. He brought it to Dalhauti and today it is the Guardian Angel of the place during the drought, cures diseases and troubles away.

About the miracle-working icon it is said for almost six centuries, and even today, at the monastery in the middle of forests, many believers come to pray every holiday. Dalhauti Hermitage is unique also by the three churches that are inside it.

According to the historian Pamfil Georgian, the Church of "Healing Spring" dates from the years 1461-1468. The church went, over time, through all kinds of transformations and damages, such as in 1829 was rebuilt from the foundation. Destroyed by the war of 1916-1918, the church was again totally repaired, and the last general restoration took place after 1990.

The second church of Dalhauti hermitage, made of wood, dedicated to "St. Archangels Mihail and GavriiI" was built in 1625, by Duca-Voda, but burned in 1827 and was rebuilt from the ground. Its value is given by the pews and baroque iconostasis.

Between 1840-1850, the abbot of Dalhauti Hermitage, Archimandrite Venedict, has built a third church, which had the patron "Saint Constantin and Elena", currently in ruins because of the earthquakes. Now it was proposed for restoration.

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