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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 Princely palace

Turda, judetul Cluj

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The Princely Palace from Turda (princely residence, today the Museum of History) is the most valuable item of culture and medieval architecture from Turda. It is known as the Curia of the Tax House,The Princes' House,The Princely Palace, The Princely Mansion and Bathory House. It was once the residence of Prince Sigismund Bathory of Transylvania (1581-1597 and 1599-1602).

It was originally intended for the Salt Custom from Turda. The palace still preserves some fragments of the original building. The building was considered to be the favorite residence of the princes of Transylvania at that time. Until 1588 there were carried out important works of reconstruction, the current building dating from that time. It has underwent a general restoration in 1818.

The architecture of the building is essentially Gothic, with elements of Renaissance style (the balcony etc). The monument is a building with ground floor and first floor, approximately square shaped, having in the north an annex without floor. The main facade has an entry portal in broken arch and three rectangular shaped windows. Above the entrance is a balcony supported by consoles in gradual withdrawals.

The other facades have no decorative elements, but the windows have certain accents. The building's basement is covered with semi-cylindrical vaults of brick. The doors of the rooms have rectangular frames.

The building housed some of the Transylvanian Diets, the last one dating from year 1799, serving also as a place of accommodation for those who participated to the Diets. Aladar Korosfoi-Kriesch (1863-1920) created in 1898 the big painting of David Francis (in Hungarian Ferenc David), displayed in the Museum of History hall.
The painting illustrates the scene of the Proclamation of religious freedom in the Diet from Turda in 1568 and Francis David (the founder of the Unitarian religion) in the Roman Catholic Church from Turda.

Between 1929-1951 the building housed the House of Culture of the city. Since 1951in  this building began functioning the History Museum with a rich collection of objects, especially from the Roman period.

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