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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 Cathedral of the Nation's Reunification

Alba-Iulia, judetul Alba

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The Orthodox Cathedral, also known as the Coronation Cathedral, stands as the artistic expression of our national unity achieved by the 1918 Act. Its architecture was inspired by the Royal Church of Targoviste, and it is included in the Romantic art current that started in Romania in the last decades of the last century. The trend aims at capitalizing from the medieval artistic creations south of the Carpathians. An imposing structure, built between 1921-1923, planned by architect D. Gheorghe Stefanescu under the supervision of engineer T. Eremia, it is the place where sovereigns of Great Romania were crowned on 15 October 1922, thus the Coronation Cathedral name.

The building has the shape of a Greek cross, has an open porch, and one can enter it through a rectangular narthex with three vaulting units inscribed to a circle arc, a narrow nave and an altar. The decoration of the fresco is done in the spirit of traditional iconography by Constantin Petrescu. One both sides of the entrance portraits of sovereigns of Great Romania are showcased: King Ferdinand I the Unifier and his wife, Maria - thus highlighting the historical significance of this edifice.

The iconostasis, furniture and lecterns were made of oak, showing the same Brancoveanu inspired motifs. The ensemble is dominated by a bell-tower, 58 m high, in the shape of a dome supported on columns. Currently the Orthodox Archdiocese of Alba Iulia is located here.

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