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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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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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Orthodox Cathedral of Ascension

Targu Mures, judetul Mures

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The Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension is the largest religious edifice from Targu Mures. The cathedral was built in downtown between years 1925 - 1934 at the initiative of Archpriest Stefan Rusu, on the place of the famous singing fountain of Bodor Peter. The cornerstone of the building was placed on May 10, 1925.

On December 2, 1934 was held the consecration of the cathedral, being also a symbol, signifying the entrance of the Romanian armies in Targu Mures in 1918. The church was built according to the plans of architect Victor Vlad from the Polytechnic of Timisoara, in the form of Greek cross, with equal arms.

The iconostasis was made in 1934 by Traian Bobletec from Nazna and painted by artist Virgil Simionescu from Lugoj. Due to the lack of funding, the painting was completed in the period 1970 to 1986.
Narthex walls depict images of Metropolitans of Transylvania in the seventeenth century, Ilie Iorest and Sava Brancovici, being framed by 12 medallions containing images of major Orthodox churches in Transylvania.

The central dome has a stained glass that depicts Christ blessing. The altar presents the apse with an impressive mosaic with a height of 12.30 m, depicting the Virgin mary with her Child Jesus and the cathedral bells were made in Timisoara.

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