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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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UNESCO

Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures (UNESCO)

Description

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 the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

From the old defensive system, which has been arranged since the fourteenth century, now can be admired only 9 towers, 2 bastions and a part of the precinct wall. The towers were located in the most vulnerable places of the city and were provided with galleries for shooting and artillery bastions. Of these, the clock tower, 64 meters high, is the most impressive.

In the Middle Ages the religious architecture was as significant as the military architecture. Of the 9 churches that were functional during the XIV-XVIII centuries are preserved to this day a number of 3, namely The Church from the Hill, Monastery Church and the Church called the "Lepers' Church". Here are presented rare pieces of religious, but also funeral sculpture and painting.

Related to the civil architecture, worth to mention that most of the 164 houses of the city, with at least 300 years old, are considered historical monuments. Here one can admire the semi-cylindrically shaped vaults of river rock specific to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the stone frames of the windows that copy the Venetian Gothic and inside are coffered ceilings and rooms totally painted. Among these buildings, the most important are the Vlad Dracul House, the Venetian House and the House with Stag.

A very original building, the largest of its kind in the area of Transylvania, is the Pupils' Staircase. Even if the construction works from the nineteenth century partly changed the medieval architecture, Sighisoara Citadel is still the most beautiful and best preserved complex of medieval architecture in the Central and SE Europe.

The historical centre of Sighisoara is included in UNESCO world patrimony.

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