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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 Bridges of the Danube Complex

Fetesti, judetul Ialomita

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Built between 1890-1895, the railway bridges on the Danube were the projects of the well known engineer Anghel Saligny (1854-1925). With the total length of 4087 meters at the time of the inauguration it was the longest railway bridge complex in the continental Europe and fourth in the world.

The designer and the manufacturer of Railway Ensemble Fetesti-Cernavoda, the academic Anghel Saligny made a tremendous scientific activity. He was born in May 1854 in the village Serbanesti (Tecuci County), in a noble family of French origin. He is studying at Focsani and Berlin, then teaches at the Polytechnic School in Charlottenburg. After graduation, he worked in Germany at the railway construction. At the age of 22 he comes back in Romania, becoming assistant of  Gheorghe Duca at the construction of the rail Ploiesti-Predeal, then director of works at the rail Adjud-Targu Ocna.

In 1884, he becomes Head of the Administration of Bridges and Highways CFR. He designed bridges, metal and masonry Buzau-Marasesti lines, Filiasi-Targu Jiu and built docks in Braila, Galati and Constanta. He was appointed director of the Romanian Railways after the inauguration of the Danube bridges. In 1889, he becomes director of the Constanta Harbour and CEO of Harbours and Communication Routes on Water. In 1910 Saligny becomes General  Director of Territorial Improvements. In 1881, alongside other engineers he founded the company "Politehnica", whose president was for 5 years. In 1897 he was appointed member of the Romanian Academy, and between 1907-1910, President of the Romanian Academy.

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