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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

Rasnov Fortress

Rasnov, judetul Brasov

AddressBlvd. Unirii

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Rasnov fortress is situated on the old traditional way Brasov-Rucar- Campulung Muscel linking Transylvania to the Romanian Country. Over time, Rasnov fortress was the victim of many attacks, just one time the fighters were forced to open the gates, in 1612, due to lack of water.

Built on a hill that rises south of downtown Rasnov to support this facility and the residents of the neighboring, Cristian and Vulcan.
Rasnov fortress was known as Rural fortress because the builders of the citadel had as main occupation the agriculture.
During that time, the name of Peasent Castle had been mantained because the settlement has created, even in times of prosperity of the guild, a highly agricultural character.

Rural Citadel of Rasnov is mentioned in documents for the first time in 1335 when, following a new invasion of the Tatars in Tara Barsei, the entire land was devastated except the Rasnov Citadel and the fortress from the Tampa Hill in Brasov.

These fortresses resisted the invasion due to the strong fortification and so they saved the life of the refugees hidden inside.
Although some historians say that Rasnov fortress was built by the Teutonic Knights, there was no documentary attestation to strengthen it.

Archaeological research from 1970 and the latest revealed a rectangular chapel with semicircular apse in the exterior fortress which is believed to be the chapel of St. George mentioned in the documents and dating, by archaeological research, since the XIV century

One of the residential buildings is dating from around 1562, following an inscription found on it.
Rasnov fortress keeps the majority of the guns and cannons that are due to different stages of medieval and modern of the fortress, being able over several centuries to survive numerous attacks, protecting for over 500 years the life and the wealth of the people from Rasnov and it surroundings.

Rasnov Castle
was once forced to accept defeat and surrender, in the period of Prince Gabriel Batory in 1612 due to lack of water, as enemy troops intercepted the way to a spring hidden outside the citadel.

In 1600 the army of Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave) was received into the citadel after their defeat at Miraslau. Thus we can say that the fortress walls together with museum which is located inside the citadel, describes the restless life of the people from these settlements during over 500 years.

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