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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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The Artillery Platform

Alba-Iulia, judetul Alba

AddressAleea Sf. Eugeniu

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One of the attractions of the "Route of the Three Fortifications" is the Artillery Platform, on which are displayed three epoch functional cannons. They are fired in honor of the Alba Iulia municipality flag, which is displayed on the wall of "Alba Carolina" Fortress, every Saturday at 12 pm.

The salvo is fired by the Three Fortifications Route Guard, after the parade, using a technique from the beginning of the 18th century. The guard's parade (all in uniforms of the respective period) begins at 11 am, from the Military Camp.

The cannons operating on the artillery platforms were made right in the fortress workshops. They were established in the 16th century, the first information about them dating from 1580, when a lightning destroyed a tower with powder and the nearby constructions. The workshops were located in the south-east of the route, but their traces can no longer be seen today.

During the reign of Sigismund Bathory (1588-1602), the biggest cannon ever was manufactured in the workshops of Alba Iulia. It was called "Lupus" and for its transport to Sibiu 80 pairs of oxen were used.

In the second half of the 17th century, during the Rakoczi princes, father and son, over 1,500 people were employed in the workshops. In Alba Iulia, starting with the first half of the 18th century, the arsenal and artillery barracks are built, instead of the former Princely Palace and on the lands and the constructions of the south-eastern "Route of the Three Fortifications".

Charles VI of Habsburg is credited with the achievement of having built the Platform Artillery, monument of European military architecture, whose emblem adorns the flag hoisted on the artillery platform. Moreover, the House of Habsburg's emblem appears as a decorative element on all the Fortress' gates.

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