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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 Assumption Church

Focsani, judetul Vrancea

AddressBlvd. Unirii, 38

Description

The former monastery church with the patron "Assumption" - Precista is a voivodal foundation about which there is little documentary information; it is not known the act of founding nor the initial inscribed date because of the earthquakes, fires and foreign conquerors. This facility was built in the Moldavian part of the town at the beginning of XVIIIth century, namely in 1710, by Nicolae Mavrocordat.

The only information about the monastery is offered to us by a charter of 1733 issued by the ruler Grigore Ghica II, which mentions Nicolae Mavrocordat as the founder. Over time, this monastery has been granted privileges, and after a while it was subordinated to Mera Monastery.

Precista Church is a monument with a porch made of arches; a delimited narthex and nave, the lateral abysses, altar apse and above the porch rises the bell tower. The whole building is made of bricks, the tower is made of wood, the church has no more painting, the floor is made of stone slabs and the interior has woodwork furniture. Between the porch and the nave there is a wood door. Due to damages, repairs that were made didn't keep the original architectural style, some modifications and additions being done.

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