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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

History Museum from Gherla

Gherla, judetul Cluj

Phone0264 241947
AddressMihai Viteazul, 6
Emailmihaimester@personal.ro

Description

The History Museum from Gherla was established based on a number of collections including those belonging to the Astra Society, the Armenian Museum, the collection of school yearbooks of Petru Maior High school and a part of the Museum from Sic collections.

In 1951, the History Museum became a district museum functioning in a building on Avram Iancu Street, which was demolished as a result of the works of city systematization. In 1986, the entire inventory was moved from Mihai Viteazul Street in the building of Karacsony family house, built at the end of the XVIII-th century.

Over time, the collections have grown through acquisitions, donations and artifacts discovered during the archaeological diggings in the area. Today the museum houses over 18,000 pieces arranged in 5 collections. The improvement of the Museum is made through the permanent and temporary exhibitions, and lately by traveling exhibitions.

The permanent exhibition
(arranged in three rooms) presents archaeological and documentary materials, to illustrate the evolution of human society from the Paleolithic until the XVIIIth century. There are displayed exhibits found in Gherla and surrounding areas dating since the old ages, belonging to the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Dacian and Roman period, as well as those belonging to the Middle Ages.
Given the value of the Armenian objects, the Armenian room was arranged, which presents the visitors a wide range of pieces belonging to the Armenian Catholic religious cult.

In the summer of 2006, was inaugurated the Romanian and medieval lapidary (arranged in the courtyard of the museum), which includes many stone monuments.  In recent years have been arranged temporary exhibitions which have enjoyed a great success.
Among the exhibitions we mention: Weapons and military effects, Achievements of science and art, Icons on glass, Art and tradition in the Somesul Mic valley, Cucuteni Scanteia exhibition - the Magic of restoration, Armenian art and culture in Gherla.

The library museum contains a rich range of publications, resulted in specialty works of prehistory, ancient and medieval history, modern and contemporary history. There's also a large number of periodicals and documents, some even unique.

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