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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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Silversmith's House

Bistrita, judetul Bistrita-Nasaud

Phone0263 224917
AddressDornei, 5


Silversmith's House - in this building currently operates Bistrita Folk Art School and is a representative monument of medieval civil architecture in Transylvania.

Entry into the building with a semicircular shape, is framed by two pillars, which ends withcompound caps, joined by a frontage of a rectangular shape. Tripartite windows at ground floor and first floor, have rectangular frames, provided at the top with consoles and cornice.

Only the second window of the ground floor is an exception, incorporating in a small way, portal drawing with the clear intention of highlighting the two bowls made of stone, different in shape, located in the upper arch of the window.

These cups were certainly the stone replica of the cups of gold and silver made by artisans in Bistrita. Inside, the building has on the ground floor a vaulted corridor, an ogival vault room and two more semi-cylindrically vaulted rooms.
A staircase, a Renaissance innovation, connects the ground floor of the floor with wood ceiling and beams, which is more spacious and brighter.

Silversmith's House has been amended many times inside. Burned in 1758 and in 1939 almost reached the demolition. Thanks to the intervention of Nicolae Iorga to the town hall, the house extended its living. After 1950, the building of street Dornei no. 5 became owned by the state, then being restored after the projectof  architect-restorer Sefan Bals.

On June 1, in 1969, Silversmith House, became after repairs a true architectural jewel, and has opened the cultural destination with a fine art exhibition. It later housed the exhibits of the History Department of Bistrita-Nasaud County Museum until 1986.

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