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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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Roman camp Potaissa

Turda, judetul Cluj

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During the reign of Emperor Trajan (IInd century) it was built a Roman camp, initially of clay, then stone, where was moved an auxiliary troup, the Ala secunda Pannoniorum.

In 1961 on the territory of the former military camp was found a diploma issued on 2nd July 133, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, belonging to the soldier Sepenestus Cornon, son of Rivus.

In 1971 it was discovered another diploma dated on 10th August 123, belonging to soldier Glavus of Navatus from Sirmius, which refers to the existence of Dacia Porolissensis, being also mentioned the name of Emperor Hadrian. Potaissa was the largest camp of legion which functioned for a long time in Dacia.

With the long sides (northern and southern) of 573 m and the short (eastern and western) of 408 m, the huge rectangle that it describes, occupies an area of 23.4 ha and sheltered 5,000 soldiers. The walls had a thickness of 1,7-2 meters. In front of the walls there is a wide water ditch of 12 m and 3 m deep. It had two streets that intersected in the cross (Via Praetoria, Via Principalis) and four gates (Porta Decumana, Porta Praetoria, Porta Principalis Sinistra, Porta Principalis Dextra)

The most important building in the camp (Principia) was the quarters building on (about 1 ha).

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