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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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Dezna Fortress

judetul Arad, Crisana

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Dezna Fortress is the most important historic monument of the village Dezna. It is situated on the hill Ozoiu (390 m) which can be reached through a turning. According to a legend, Ladislau Nagy of Peretseny (1817) says that the name derives from the name of the Dacian king Decebal. Dominating the region and the access road to the heart of Codru-Moma Mountains, the fortress dates from the XIIIth century.

The biggest importance it has in the XVI-XVII centuries, in 1552 making part of the defense system of Western Transylvania, especially after the fall of the Ineu in hands of Ottomans (1566). Therefore they boosted with new reinforcements, including the bastion of the north-east. The citadel's gate has the footprint of the Renaissance architecture with elements similar to Soimos Fortress.

Probably also in that time they added rows of parallel walls in some more vulnerable sectors made from stone rock, and then completed with river stone and brick with very resistant mortar, using lime of Agris. Lost in 1574 and regained by the people from Ardeal in 1596, between 1599 and 1601, Dezna Fortress is in possession of Gaspar Kornis, devotee of Mihai Viteazul, who relieved the passage of the ruler in the area on the way to Prague. Between 1601 and 1658 it has more rulers being donated in 1619 by the prince Gavril Bethlen to Marcu-Cercel Voda.

Conquered again in 1658 by the Turks, in the same time with Ineu, Dezna Fortress disappeared as a fortification in the next decades.
A legend tells us that the Turks gathered in the city a large number of girls, for the harem of a military chief. Because it couldn't escape, one of the girls, to avoid the sad fate, managed to sneak up to the propellent deposit and fired it. Recent researchs don't exclude a kernel of truth of this legend, because some signs show that the fortress was destroyed by an explosion.

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