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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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The Heroes' Cross

Busteni, judetul Prahova

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The Heroes' Cross is the most magnificent monument of Busteni resort, with a great value and unique in Romania. The cross was built to honor those who fought for the union of the Roman people.

It was built at the request of Queen Mary, who wanted to follow a dream of building a monument to all the heroes of World War One, which can be seen from a great distance. Thus, to raise the monument was elected the second peak of Caraimanului because, if the monument would be built on the first peak, was not visible than nearby on the plateau.

The Heroes' Cross is at an altitude of 2291m, at its building participanting a large number of young people. The materials were brought with donkeys, but also with backpacks. The construction started in 1926 and was completed in August 1928. The inauguration of the monument and the sanctification took place on September 14, 1928, Holy Cross Day.

Originally, the lighting of the monument was made by a generator and some lights. By 1989 it was brought an electric cable and electrical installation completed in 1990. Heroes Cross is made of steel profiles and placed on a concrete pedestal. Heroes Cross impresses by monumentality, with a height of 48m and a width of 14m.

Currently, the monument was under the City Council Busteni.Today, in the evening, the lighting of the Caraiman Cross is made using the 300 bulbs and can be seen from dozens of kilometers away, on Prahova Valley.

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