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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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Golia Monastery

Iasi, judetul Iasi

AddressCuza-Voda, 51


Golia Monastery hides between high and thick walls with locked doors as a city, combining three kinds of crafts as it is recorded in the description made in 1711 by Petru cel Mare of Russia.

Golia Monastery is dedicated to Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos (1614) and has the patron "Resurrection" ("Inaltarea Domnului").
The church resembles to a fortress and keeps a Byzantine style interior, in three-lobed structure: narthex, nave and altar. The majestic building is surrounded by massive defensive walls ended at the corners by towers and on the south side of the enclosure rises the bell tower, the small eastern tower of Goliath, of 30 meters, which was rebuilt in 1900, tower that "has no pair in all these countries by height, width and grandeur". On the left side of the tower entrance was a fountain in the monastery wall that dates from the time of Al. Moruzzi, since 1766, decorated in Baroque style and a house in which lived Ion Creanga during the period he served here.

Church "Doamnei" ("Lady") has the royal thrones from the original furniture, a candelabrum with inscriptions of Vasile Lupu, four candlesticks commissioned in Denmark and a beautiful veil in 1838. Golia Monastery stands out of typical construction of the time. The roof, single model, is guarded by seven towers and the frontons from windows are decorated with sculptures. The exterior plan is rectangular, with high walls that are supported by four Corinthian pillarsl, anchored in a cornice.

The church has its name after Ioan Golia, first founder of this eccleziastic edifice. The old church, small, built at the half of the sixteenth century, has totally disappeared, then was rebuilt, but damaged by a series of fires and earthquakes. The current building is founded by Vasile Lupu, and finished by his son, Stefanita. This monumental building is impressive by its size (length 30m, 13m width and height 30m) but also by the richness of the carved decorations in the spirit of Baroque architecture.

The facades, built of white stone, tile, are decorated with classical columns with Corinthian caps, supporting a relatively small height coping. The access is made through a porch which has two side doors and 120 steps that offers a great view of Iasi. The interior painting has been rebuilt several times, today keeping only a few original frescoes. Currently, Golia Monastery hosts Trinitas Missionary Cultural Institute of the Metropolitan of Moldova and Bucovina.

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