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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

Marcuta Church

Bucuresti, Muntenia

Phone021 2551280
AddressBiserica Marcuta, 8, Sector 2

Description

Marcuta Church was built between 1586-1587 and included in the category of old historic building in Bucharest.
This touristic site prezents structure and decorative elements. Inside the Marcuta Church there still are paintings dating back to the XVI centuries.

Inside this worship place there are preserved sixteenth-century paintings and pictures that represent the armas Marcu. Over time the Marcuta Church is restored several times, renovated between years 1632-1654, 1678-1688 and 1966-1967.

With a perfect strategic location, a swampy area near Lake Fundeni, Marcuta Monastery, with three rows of gates, with fortifications that after renovations in 1632-1654 allowed the use of fire arms, was a perfect place to find shelter in case of enemy invasion.

This church, along with Vacaresti Monastery, Plumbuita Monastery constituted a strategic chain of Bucharest, with fortified places usefull for the withdrawal of rich families in case of invasion or riot. An extensive set of tunnels helped the people to find shelter .

Marcuta Monastery
hosted in its complex of buildings a lazarette during the plague outbreak in 1813, and later in the period 1829-1924, was established a hospital for people with mental dysfunctions.

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