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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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Ocnele Mari Salt Mine

judetul Valcea, Oltenia

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Ocnele Mari is a city of Valcea county with a population of 3563 inhabitants. This is one of the oldest human settlements in this region of Oltenia, thanks to the important salt deposit here. The city is located in central-southern part of Romania, the Carpathian foothills of Valcea and along Parul Sarat valley.

Ocnele Mari can be reached going on the road DN 67 (Copacelu Street) and Alexandru Ioan Cuza Street that intersects with it. The village is situated in a valley at an altitude of approximately 320 m, being watched by hills with an altitude between 400 and 600 m.

Under these hills there is a salt massif of about 600 m thick, which represents the main natural resource of the city, exploited since ancient times, giving the name to the city (‘ocna’ means 'salt mine'). The salt exploitation has been done and still is done by extraction of salt clods.

From mid 1950, due to the emergence of Soda Plant Govora, was passed to the exploitation of salt through saturated solution by leads. This new system has led in recent years the collapse of underground caverns created by mining salt in saturated solution (brine) on an area of about 50 hectares, producing environmental and especially social issues. Another great natural wealth of the area is represented by tufa (‘bank’ as locals call it), and exploited it for various industrial products.

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