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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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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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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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Hodog-Bodrog Monastery

judetul Arad, Crisana

Phone0257 270177
AddressSat Bodrogu Nou,
Fax0257 413000
Emailmhb@manastireabodrog.ro

Description

Bodrog Hodog Monastery has made an important contribution to maintaining and strengthening the ancient faith on these lands.
According to an old legend, the monastery was founded as a result of the discovery of "the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus" icon. Following the excavations made in 1976, in the monastery were discovered few vestiges that testify the existence of a monastic settlement on this site, right from the beginning of millennium II.

In 1177 was made the first documentary certification that we know, in a diploma given by King Bela III, in which the Monastery Hodos - Bodrog is recorded as having properties, being also mentioned the neighbors; but the church is older, as some local historians say.
The Tartar troops invasion in 1241 weakened the monastic system in Arad Plain, after which many monasteries disappeared from historical sources. But Hodos - Bodrog Monastery resisted this difficult situation. The church of the monastery was destroyed, but the monastic life continued, as we find a mention in a document dated 1278.

After research and archaeological views of historians, the present monastery church is dated in the second half of the fourteenth century, about the same time as some monasteries in Romanian Country: Vodita, Cozia, Tismana, Prislopul de Hateg, which resemble in terms of architecture.

Hodos - Bodrog Monastery
worked in the regime "household annex" to the Bishopric of Arad in 1976. After the floods of 1970,  the communist authorities were asked that the monastery regains the 5 hectares of land as a protection area, so that eventually, composed of built land, courtyards and gardens, to be 10 hectares.

The former bishop, Visarion Astileanu granted autonomy to the monastery in 1977 and since then, the spiritual and household life has greatly expanded. In 1991, according to Law 18, the monastery was given 10 hectares of arable land and 30 hectares of forest, then, following to be completed up to 50 hectares of arable land, agricultural area.

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