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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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Lupsa Monastery

judetul Alba, Transilvania

AddressLoc. Lupsa,

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One of the oldest monastic settlements of Aries Valley, Lupsa Monastery is situated on the road Abrud -Campeni-Turda. It was founded by monks that lived in Motilor Country and has played initially a spiritual role for the neighboring villages. The monks had a strong connection with the monastery Peri, in northern Maramures and the monasteries in Moldova, from where they brought religious books and lived their life with prayer.

Dating from 1421, the existing wooden church of Lupsa is built by the well-known Stanislav, from the family of Candea de Lupsa.
The monastery had, in the mid eighteenth century, only a few monks led by Abbot Procopie. The monastic life sustained by monks held until 1820, when due to the contraints antiortodoxes, the monastery was dissolved and the monks were expelled by the Habsburg authorities. The church was used by the Greek Catholics until 1948, when it returned to the Orthodox church. From 1948 to 1992, the church was a religious place and belonged to the Orthodox parish. At the request of the faithful, in 1992, Bishop Andrei of Alba Iulia  reestablished the monastic monks settlement.

Built of oak, Lupsa Monastery is dedicated to "Sfantul Mare Ierarh Nicolae" and is considered to be the oldest wooden church in Transylvania. It has the shape of a ship and initially had only the altar and the nave, and in 1810 there were added the pronaos and bell tower. The church was renovated after 1993, plastered inside and painted. Besides the church, there has been built an abbey building, cells, dining hall and kitchen.

In its cells, before 1820, functioned in ancient times a school for religious training of young priests and singers. The monks were teachers, priests for those who learnt the book and fro the villagers of the Aries Valley, being the only Orthodox monastery in the this area. Here it is a school and a workshop of glass painting.


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