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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 Fortress from Ineu

Ineu, judetul Arad

AddressCalea Traian


The medieval history of Ineu overlaps with the history of Ineu Fortress, located on Calea Traian, masterpiece of late Renaissance architecture. The fortress was built in 1295. Later, the importance of fortress importance grew, becoming the center of a large feudal domain, composed of 51 villages.

But a real importance gains after 1541, when the autonomous principality of Transylvania is constituted, along with Caransebes, Lugoj, Oradea, becomes an important defensive link in the western anti-defense belt of the three Romanian countries. In 1566, after a heroic resistance, is conquered by the Turkish. In 1595, armies from Ardeal sought to conquest Arad plain. These battles in Transylvania were track from the battle field of Wallachia. In November 1599, following the victory of Selimbar, the fortress entered under the mastery of Mihai Viteazul.

Ineu Fortress is actually composed of two elements. First, the fortress inside with two levels, till today, has a square form, the corners being guarded by four circular multistorey bastions that permited effective action of the artillery. Second eIement located outside at a distance of several hundred meters was forming the stone walls belt, also in the shape of a square, with bastions at the corners. Of this we have only few traces remained, among which we distinguish remains from Crisul Alb Bastion, located in the school garden. The walls were surrounded from three sides by water ditches and on the fourth side Crisul White was flowing. Conquered in 1658 by the Turks, a fact related to its importance and to Miron Costin, they dominate it until the end of the century, when it is conquered by the Habsburg troops.

After a brief period of use by border guards from Mures (1700 - 1745), the fortress is abandoned, only the interior fortress was rebuilt in 1870, but largely deformed. In recent years there have been invested serious sums to strengthen the building. During this period, Ineu become an important economic, political and cuItural center. Here was a seat of the Episcopal Orthodox church (XVI century - XVII).

There was a strong Romanian cultural center, where also it seems to be edited books. By mid XVIII century there existed a church, probably built of wood, in which there was a bowl with the initials "M. KO" (Matei Corvin), the donor and the protector with his face of medieval armor cerved on the Grail (probably the church patron) and face of the Savior on the cross.

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