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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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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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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

Galati, judetul Galati

AddressDomneasca, 104

Description

Built between 1906-1917, the Orthodox Cathedral was built after the plans of architects Petre Antonescu and Stefan Burcus, who combined the styles of the time with local tradition. Being conceived in the style of Wallachia region, with one dome without lateral apses, the building emerges in the architectural plan of Galati. The building now accommodates the Lower Danube Episcopacy.

The Pantocrator| (the face of our Savior Jesus Christ in the highest tower of the church) is very high.

Heritage Treasure

The Episcopal Cathedral of the Lower Danube hosts an important treasure of sacred objects with historical value and outstanding patrimony. Here are some examples:

* Epitaph embroidery, donated by family Paraschiv and Maria Vasiliu, with the text: "Given to the Holy Bishops of the Lower Danube by Paraschiv Vasiliu and his wife, Mary, 1906;
* Silver tray, donated by M. Helder during consecration of August 6, 1917, the following text: "On this tray was presented the traditional bread and salt traditions whenever the unforgetable King Carol I visited the city of Galati. Donation - M. Helder to the Bishp Cathedral of Galati during the consecration held at the August 6, 1917;
* Holy Gospel with massive silver clothing, donation of Bishop Melchisedec Stefanescu (1864-1879); set of clothing that belonged to the same bishop;
* Golden crook, which belonged to Bishop Pimen Georgescu (1902-1909), founder of the Episcopal Cathedral;
* Silver crook which belonged to Bishop Cosmas Petrovich (1924-1947), set of monumental candlesticks, made by the same bishop, currently placed in front iconostasis, which is readable the text: "By His Grace Bishop Cosmas, 1935";
* Chalice and censer ornaments in Gothic style etc.

Description of the routes which can be used to reach the cathedral:

From Tecuci: Braila Boulevard - Royal Street
From Braila: Galati Boulevard - Braila Blvd - Royal Street
Passenger train station Galati: Station Street - Royal Street
From Oancea: Trajan Street - Ciobanului Sreet - Royal Street

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