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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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UNESCO

The Oak from Borzesti Church

judetul Bacau, Moldova

AddressSat Borzesti,

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The Oak from Borzesti Church - was built by Stefan cel Mare on the place where his friend was killed by the Tartars. This event has been preserved in the legends of this area, which say that Gheorghita died in this place killed by the Turks' arrows.

Church of Borzesti is famous for the legend that revolves around her. The interior of the church was painted until July 2004 when people commemorated the 500 years since the passage in nothingness of Prince Stefan cel Mare.

Borzesti is a village in Bacau County, where was born and raised Stefan cel Mare. Currently, the village has become one of Onesti city neighborhoods. Stefan inherited the estate of Borzesti from his ancestors. The Church from Borzesti is dedicated to the Assumption and was built at the initiative of Stefan cel Mare, between July 1493 and October 1494.

As indicated in the inscription written in Slavonic, the Church from Borzesti was built by Prince Stefan along with his son, Alexandru, in a year, three months and three days. The construction was made in the Moldavian style, being highlighted the plastic decoration of the facade.

The halidom is large and have its facades decorated with enameled ceramic and brick with stone. Three green belts of enameled brick surround the building, starting below the windows. The church is built of river stone and looks like other Moldovan churches from the time of Prince Stefan. For binder is possible to have been used either eggs or animal blood.

Currently the interior of the church is painted entirely by Master Grigore Popescu, to give vitality and vivacity to the church. On the inside of the windows are depicted scenes from well-known legend - the hanging of Gheorghita, in the oak, as a sign of defeat of the troup he led and his killing by the Tartars.

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