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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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Mina Minovici Museum

Bucuresti, Muntenia

AddressNicolae Minovici, 3

Description

Nicholas Minovici remained in history as a passionate collector of objects of art especially folk art in the Romanian region.

The Museum of Popular Arts "Dr. Nicholas Minovici" was inaugurated in 1916 and was the first National Art Museum of Bucharest.
The building was built specifically for the collection of folk art and modern art of Dr. Nicholas Minovici.

Built in 1905, after the projects of Cristofi Cerchez architect, the building is built in the style of a fortified Oltenian house (private fortified buildings from Wallachia XVII-XVIII). The house Dr. Nicholas Minovici impresses with a special decoration in stone, the work of German sculptor Wilhelm August von Beckev.

Retired in Bucharest between 1917-1918, Nicholas Minovici will find the house destroyed in his return to Bucharest, in December 1918. Some sources say that the robbery was committed by German troops during the occupation, who settled in the villa quarters. However other sources sustain that the robbery was committed by the Romans.

The Museum Collection of this touristic site was increased in time through new acquisitions and was donated in 1937 by Nicolae Minovici to the Bucharest Hall together with his Romanian folk style villa.

The Folk art collection consisted of traditional costumes specific to Suceava, Vlasca and Arges regions, pottery from different centers (Horezu Binis, Fagaras) Oltenian carpets with floral and zoomorphic motives, musical instruments, painted eggs, popular furniture and household items, a collection of peasant icons on wood and glass from Transylvania (XVII-XVIII).

Currently the "Dr. Nicholas Minovici" Museum, also known by the name "Villa with bells", is in a advanced state of decay.

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