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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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

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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UNESCO

The Firemen Museum

Bucuresti, Muntenia

Phone021 2522884
AddressBlvd. Ferdinand I, 33

Description

Between years 1891-1892 it  was made the new Fire Tower, located at the intersection between Traian Street and Ferdinand I Boulevard, in the middle of Bucharest. In the Fire Tower is made the surveillance and the announcement of fire stations by specific means of that time, about the occurrence of fires not only in downtown Bucharest, but also in its neighborhoods.

The Fire Tower was developed after the plans of architect George Mandrea and was used as observation and alarm post, but also an intervention one, because - apart from the observation and alarm tower – the tower had a reservoir with a significant amount of water, spaces to accommodate the staff of a fire station and the ground floor was used for housing the fire pumps and the horses needed for transportation.

For 42 years, the Fire Tower fulfilled the role for which it was built. With the invention and development of telephones, fire alarm upgrading possibilities, the space didn’t correspond anymore to the conditions of the tools used by firemen.

Thus, the general mayor of Bucharest and the Firemen Command troops decided to build a new fire station on the King Ferdinand I Street, the district Obor.

The old Fire Tower began to be used as storage for materials. Although currently the Fire Tower is located in a permanent state of degradation, due to lack of rebuilding works, this building continues to impress with monumental architecture and the role that it had for 40 years in fire fighting.

This touristic site impresses the visitor through the beautiful view over Bucharest which offers a circular balcony of 50 meters tall.
The Fire Turret Museum exhibits chronologically, on 6 floors, extensive collections that present the evolution of fire-fighting means: documents, manuscripts, maps, photos of the big fire in Bucharest, the Romanian military and civilian uniforms and foreign, fire arms, models of equipment for the fire departments, Romanian fire machines used since 1774, flags, medals etc.

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