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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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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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Saint Haralambie Othodox Cathedral

Turnu Magurele, judetul Teleorman

Phone0744 531209
AddressIndependentei, 4

Description

In the center of Turnu Magurele city there is a beautiful and imposing house of worship dedicated to Saint Haralambie. The church was built in the memory of those who sacrificed themselves in 1877 for Romania's independence.

The Cathedral, was built on the place of an ancient church, between 1900-1902, according to the plans of the french architect Andre Lecomte Nouy, who borrowed architectural motives from Curtea de Arges Monastery.

The construction was executed by the engineer Dimitrie Maimarolu, the same one that raised the Metropolitan Palace building in Bucharest and the Military Circle. The architecture of the building combines the baroque and byzantine styles.

The roof is covered copper broad and the interior painting is executed in oil on plaster glede, well finished. The solid oak furniture and the windows were executed in the country. It is said that Professor Nicolae Iorga, who visited in 1913 Turnu Magurele, has cataloged the Cathedral of Saint Haralambie as the third in Romania, after Curtea de Arges and the Three Hierarchs in Iasi.

Among the valuable objects found here we can mention a chandelier with seven arms, made of silver alloy, silver icons loaded from the old church, and other new objects, coming from private donations. It is easy to remark the harmony between all parts: from the mosaic to painting, sculpture in wood and bronze to zinc or stone and even the exterior decorations of the towers and eaves.

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