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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

St. Gheorghe Royal Church

Pitesti, judetul Arges

AddressVictoriei, 7
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Description

St. Gheorghe Royal Church was founded in 1656 by Constantin Serban Basarab and his wife, Lady Balasa.
Until 1746 there are no documents about the church. In 1746 appeared in some notes left by Neofit, the Metropolitan of Oungro-Wallachia, who embarked on a long trip to Walachia. His writings were published in the Journal of the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1876 and from here passed into "the Register of St. Gheorghe Church" in the same year, a register that gathers: history, founders, endowers, repairs etc.

It is possible that initially the Church of St. Gheorghe has not been painted on the inside (except for icons hanging on the walls) and had no plaster on the outside.

The choice of brick on the exterior gives the impression of old Wallachian settlements dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth century.
The church was built in the eighteenth century and besides the art characteristics of this epoch (in the form of clubs), has also the monumentality, meaning the unusual proportion for those times.

Observing carefully, the Church of St. Gheorghe is composed of 3 different parts: the altar with the nave are maintained in their original form, the narthex may have been added later than the other two. The parts differ not only by external decoration (arcade and belts), but by the building itself, because the narthex is much higher than the rest of the building. In 1848 the church pulpit and the shingle roof burnt, the bells were affected but the rest was saved.

After 1848, the church of St. Gheorghe was the subject of some restorations. It received a tin roof, but instead of the little towers was set the big tower, placed towards west and the open porch. The 37 meters of the tower give an imposing appearance to the church.

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