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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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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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Saint Dumitru Cathedral

Craiova, judetul Dolj

AddressMatei Basarab, 14

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A special place among the old buildings occupies St. Dumitru Cathedral, protector of Craiova city, which appears on the city emblem. Built on the site of an old church founded by Craiova nobbles at the end of the XV century (1483) or the beginning of the XVI century, the Princely Church is considered to be the work of Matei Basarab - information written in a document in 1652.

With the support of King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth, was rebuilt from the ground by the architect Andre Lecomte Nouy, between 1889 - 1893. The consecration was held on October 16 1893, with pomp, under the pastoral of Bishop Bartolomei of Ramnicul-Noul Severin. The plan remained designed in shape of greek cross and has an open porch, a tower on the naos and two on the pronaos. It was painted by the French Menpiot and Bories.

St. Dumitru Cathedral shelters the relics of St. Nifon, Patriarch of Constantinople, of Saints Serghie and Vah and of the Holy Martyr Tatiana. Beside the Cathedral functioned the oldest school in Oltenia (after N. Iorga), School of priests and deacons.
In 1939, the church of Saint Dumitru of Craiova became the Metropolitan Cathedral. The Metropolitan heritage preserves valuable items, including a Byzantine vesel dating from the XV th century - the testimony of Romanian spiritual continuity on this space.

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