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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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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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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 Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Sibiu, judetul Sibiu

AddressMitropoliei, 33

Description

In the city's plan since 1875 are specified the five parcels towards Metropolitan Street and three parcels towaeds Xenopol Street that were merged, and the existing buildings here - demolished (including the modest church of the quarted) in order to build the cathedral.
The result is a large building with a symmetrical composition and a central plan that, with some modifications, (the appearance of the two tall towers on the facade), is trying to resume, at a reduced scale of course, the elevation of a Byzantine basilica.

Expressivity of the building is due to the game of organized volumes around the central area, covered with a dome, supported by other volumes covered by surfaces in quarter of a ball, and the four towers, two small, with octagonal plan attached to the nave and the other two, larger, guarding the main entrance).

The architectural expression is determined by the exterior details - apparent pressed brick (Klinker) posed on the horizontal with two alternated colors and the roofs with copper sheets. The church was founded by the Metropolitan Ioan Metianu and was built between years 1902 - 1906 by the architects Virgil Nagy and losif Kamner from Budapest.

The fresco painting of the cupola (Jesus Pantocrator), the four evangelist from the pendants and the iconostasis are the work of Octavian Smigelschi who collaborated with his good friend, painter Arthur Coulin. Other paintings (made after 1957) belong to loan Kober and to Anastase Demian, who painted the altar and the the lateral hores. The mosaics were made in Munich.

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