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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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Saint Stephen Bell Tower

Baia Mare, judetul Maramures

Address,,Centrul Istoric

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Located between the streets Crisan and the 1 of May, near the square of Liberty - Central Market (Circulus fori) of the old city, the tower Stefan is the bell tower of the former Church Saint Stephen in Baia Mare, built in the fifteenth century.

Although the building is officially opened only in 1387, the first document of the Church Saint Stephen (Catholic) dates from 1347. At the initiative of Prince Iancu de Hunedoara, a massive stone tower was built to mark the victory from Ialomita (1442) against the Ottomans. The tower's construction begins after the year 1446, but is completed only in 1468, under the reign of Matei Corvin.

The tower suffered over time restorations: in 1619 is rebuild the upper part having the shape of a pyramid with a square base with four towers and is equipped with bells; nine years later is mounted a clock; in 1763 to rebuild the tower; from the top porch is built the upper part of the porch.

The building measures about 50 meters and, from the porch, it offers a great panorama of the entire city. The entrance to the tower can be done from the southern door. To reach the first level is a spiral stone staircase. From here to the turret, the access can be done by wooden stairs.

It has been done a similarity between the edifice from Baia Mare and the old tower building of the City Hall of Prague, respectively of the Fire Tower in Bucharest. Similarities tend to be identified by the observatory role, especially in monitoring the city and in fire prevention. In Moldavia, in Piatra Neamt, there is a building named the Tower of Stefan the Great. This time it is a bell tower (Church of St. John), part of Royal Court, built in 1491, during the ruler Stefan the Great (1457-1504). The old mechanical clock (XVII century) of Stefan tower in Baia Mare, was replaced with an electronic mechanism.

In this space it took place the "Tower Poetry event" (at the initiative of Baia Mare actor Paul Antoniu), the great building was not only an important historic site, but has become a cultural landmark in the late '90s. The old figure with clock tower and peasant porch mansard, has fascinated even the exponents of the school of painting from Baia Mare and other renowned artists. This is why it was captured from different angles, in the memorable works of art.

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