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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

Prof. Eng. Dimitrie Leonida Technical Museum

Bucuresti, Muntenia

Phone021 3367777
021 3369390
AddressCandiano Popescu, 2
Emailmuztech@fdeb.rdsnet

Description

The museum was founded in 1909 at the initiative of Prof. Eng. Dimitrie Leonida.
Dimitrie Leonida (1883 - 1965), energy specialist, professor, began by buying valuable pieces concerning the technique introduction in Bucharest of the last century.

With help from the professor most of the collection was gathered, the book and photos stock. The building is located in Carol Park, was part of the exhibition complex built at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Museum collection includes over 6,500 pieces from: mechanics, electricity, chemistry, nuclear energy, magnetism, mining, hydraulic oil industry, calculating machines, electro-engineering, heat, lighting, cinema, energy, telecommunications, aerospace, printing and typewriters, engines and industrial land transport, library (25,000 volumes of science and engineering).

The exposure impresses the eye with: steam engines of 8 hp (1888), air blower from the furnace in Hunedoara made in 1883, two electric generators in 1882, an electric motor of the first tramway in Bucharest, that started to work in 1894, the engine of the first Romanian Navy submarine "Dolphin" and others.

The museum
gathers remarkable documentary pieces, depicting the inventive spirit of the Romanian people, including the world's first aerodynamic car designed by Romanian engineer A. Persu, the railway switchgear with siding and wooden heart, pictured in 1600 by the miners from Brad, different machines manufactured by Romanian factories, first steam mill in Romania, the dynamos used to illuminate Cismigiu, Royal Palace and the National Theater etc. The collection has over 10,000 pictures.

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