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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]

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Saraca Monastery

judetul Timis, Banat

AddressCom. Gataia,


Saraca Monastery is mentioned in documents since 1270. Situated in the village Semlacu Mic, commune Semlacu Mare, this turistic site is a nun monastery with the patron "Changing the Face". Also, there is a lot of information about the activity of the monastery in the XV century, the superior of Franciscan monks attested that Saraca Monastery was a defender of "schismatics".

In time, Saraca Monastery degrades, arriving in 1865 in a state of ruin. In 1934 the monastery enters under the care of Caransebes Bishopric and later in care of Archdiocese of Timisoara. In 1996 a new building for the cells is added. Between 1984 and 1987, Saraca Monastery is under the patronage of the parish Semlacu Mic. Until now, Saraca monastery was fully restored and can be included in the list of tourist sites of the region Banat.

The route of access to Saraca monastery is the route DN 59 Timisoara - Moravita, to South - Voiteg (30 km) branch to the right, DN 58B to Gataia (19.5 kilometers) – From Gataia take right, DJ 588 for Butin - Semlacu Mic (10 km).

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