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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]

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The History of Pharmacy Colection

Cluj-Napoca, judetul Cluj

AddressPiata Unirii, 28


The National History Museum of Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca comprises in its patrimony an unique collection illustrating the history of pharmacy. The collection is located in a separate building from Union Square, at the intersection with King Ferdinand Street. The edifice itself is included among the historical monuments, here being opened the first pharmacy in Cluj in 1573.

The building was rented to the private pharmacists in 1752, until then pharmacies being under the government authority. The first  private pharmacist was Tobias Mauksch.

Until 1949, here operated Saint George pharmacy. The History of Pharmacy Collection has been compiled by Professor Iuliu Orient and is found in four rooms on the ground floor and in the basement.

On the ceiling of the office are preserved original frescoes from the eighteenth century, with pharmaceutical symbols. The exhibition ensemble includes wooden pharmaceutical objects, empire style cabinets, tile, ceramics, porcelain and glass belonging to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The reception office contains old recipes, medicines, seals of the medieval pharmacies. The storeroom hosts several pieces of furniture from the old pharmacies with a large collection of objects of pharmaceutical use gathered from all over Transylvania. From this room, a staircase leads to the cellar where was the laboratory. As exhibits there are found numerous bronze mortars (16-19 centuries), scales, marble and cast iron.
The Pharmacy Museum totals a beautiful old crafts objects collection that clears the spirit thorugh passion and authenticity.

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