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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 Royal Church

Targoviste, judetul Dambovita

Phone0245 613278
AddressCalea Domneasca, 181


The Royal Big Church was built by Petru cercel under the shape of a Greek cross (like the church from Curtea de Arges and Metropolitan from Targoviste) that were used as a model. The porch is surrounded on 3 sides by 12 pillars of masonry. The narthex is built with a small semi-cylindrically vault, ready to center on the axis of entry and the one side and another, the 2 small towers.

The narthex is where graves of families Matei Basarab, Balasa (wife of Constantin Serban) were situated. The nave, with a square shape, is covered by 4 vaults, surrounded by 4 pillars of masonry laid out symmetrically, vaults supporting the big tower.

Spaces between the equal arms of the cross are covered with domes. Apse of the altar is large and supported by other 2 smaller aisles, covered with semi-cylindrical vaults.

On the western side of the nave there is a balcony supported by a vault that is also supported by 2 stone pillars and a colonnade of rock. On the left of the entry are the impressive portraits of princes: Matei Basarab, Neagoe Basarab in the western side of the narthex: Petru Cercel and Constantin Brancoveanu on the right side of the entry: Radu Serban, Michael the Brave, Serban Cantacuzino, Constantin Serban and Radu Mihnea.

Among the valuable pieces that furnish the church are the iconostasis, wood sculpture, carved and gilded with gold pieces, with the royal coat of arms of the Romanian Land on the register above the door and the upper baguette, the founding year is encrusted with Cyrillic and Arab figures: 1693.

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