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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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Marasti Mausoleum

judetul Vrancea, Moldova

AddressCom. Racoasa, Sat Marasti,


The Heroes Mausoleum is located in the village Marasti, Racoasa township, located northwest of the city Panciu (approximately 27 km). Here, in 1917, in the Romanian offensive of the valley Susita, was held one of the biggest battles of World War I, ended with a brilliant victory. On a portal like a triumphal arch at the entrance to the village, is written the "Historical field of Marasti".

To honor the heroism of the Romanian soldiers was built a mausoleum at the initiative of officers and generals of the 2nd Romanian Army, who founded the "Marasti Society". The mausoleum was built at the level 536, where the battles were held. In 1928 was put the foundation stone of the mausoleum and signed a "memorial act" for its construction. The monument is the work of architect Pandele Serbanescu. The bass-reliefs that decorate the facade were made by sculptor Aurel Bordenache, who was inspired by real facts.

The Mausoleum crypts host the remains of the sacrificed soldiers on these places during the battle in the summer of 1917. In the basement there is sarcophagi with the remains of the generals Arthur Vaitoianu, Alexandru Averescu, Alexandru Margineanu si Nicolae Arghirescu. In the basement there is a small museum featuring the presentation of objects that belonged to General Vaitoianu and weapons from the First  World War. On the monument's facade there were placed 15 white marble plaques on which were inscribed names of the regiments and soldiers who participated in the battles of these places.

The commandant of the Romanian Army during the First World War was General Alexandru Averescu (1859-1938). He was also prime minister of Romania in three separate offices, was the author of over 12 military works and honorary member of the Romanian Academy, being awarded with the Order of Mihai Viteazul.

Alexandru Averescu studied in Italy at Turin, where he was commander of the Superior School of War, was military attache of Romania in Berlin and head of the General Staff. He participated in the repression of peasant revolution of 1907 and in 1913 took part in the Balkan War leading the Romanian offensive on the grounds of Bulgaria.

He won glory in the participation in World War I, an ingenious mind, he had initiative, courage and devotion. He initiated the famous maneuvre from Flamanda since 1916, led the second Army in the battles of Oituz and Marasti in the summer of 1917 and after the World War I entered in politics by establishing the People's League Party in 1918, turned into the People's Party in 1920. For his outstanding merits Alexandru Averescu was elevated to the rank of marshal in 1930. Al. Averescu bust, historical monument was made in 1928 by the architect Ion Mincu and is found inside the Mausoleum of Marasti.

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