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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 Mausoleum from Mateias

judetul Arges, Muntenia

AddressCom. Valea Mare Pravat,


Also known as 'Mausoleum from Mateias', located on the hill of the same name from the village of Big Valley Pravat, Arges county, it is built in the memory of war heroes of national entirety.

Built between 1928-1935, by De Nicolo,after the architect’s plans Berechet Dumitru Ionescu, the monumental mausoleum, built largely of limestone of Albesti, consists of two bodies: first, horizontal, houses ossuaries, the walls which are fixed plates marble that remind soldiers who died on duty, the second drop is the shape of a tower with turret, to sending a spiral staircase.

In the '80s, it was supported a complex process of restoration and modernization, taking the original look of a monumental complex. The mausoleum was built around a museum, which are illustrated in the testimonies of the struggles that took place in the autumn of 1916.

Also inside the mausoleum were mounted reliefs, depicting the faces of heroes, fight scenes, shares of population in that area to support troops fighter. On entering the mausoleum, a kind of concrete guardrail, the semicircular shape, was submitted with golden letters in a incadrament meant oak and laurel leaves, two texts which praised the sacrifices of heroes, as follows: - on the left -- 'To honor the country and flag, for the building of the Romanian unit, we device holy land of the country, leaving you to you, future generations, a free and independent nation', - on the right-"We go to worship before the supreme sacrifice the brave heroes of the nation, worthy and valiant defenders of our national being, and to call country we know we we sacrificed for preserving the independence and sovereignty '.

For authenticity and architectural look great, Mausoleum from Mateias was mentioned on many black-white and color postcards and on postage stamps.

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