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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 Bust of Emperor Francis I

Sibiu, judetul Sibiu

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Franz Joseph Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, from the Habsburg-Lothringen dynasty, (born on February 12 1768, Florence - d. 2 March 1835, Vienna) was the first emperor of the Austrian Empire (1806-1835) and before it, the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation (1792-1806), Francis II (Franz II).

Along with the dignity of emperor, was also king of Bohemia, Hungary, great prince of Transylvania etc. He was the son of Emperor Leopold II (1747-1792) and his wife, Maria Luiza of Spain. After his father's death, he follows the throne, being crowned as emperor of the Holy Romanian Empire. As emperor of Austria he participated in coalitions anti Napoleon, being one of the founders of the Holy Alliances.

The bust of Emperor Francis I, made by Procop, (1828) a Viennese sculptor, showes the emperor sorounded by laurels. It was placed on a stone pedestal with a label on red marble, in a niche inside the wall of the fortress from Sibiu, in the middle promenade which stretches from the former Cisnadiei Tower to the Gros Tower. In front of the monument you can see a round artesian well, rebuilt in 1981.

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