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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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Wooden Church from Plopis

judetul Maramures, Maramures (UNESCO)

AddressLoc. Plopis,


The Wooden Church from Plopis paintings were made in 1811 by Stefan from Sisesti, as it shows on one of the inscription of the icons, but these creations are stored only on the vaults of the nave, the altar and the iconostasis. The same artist also worked on preparing paintings from a neighboring village church - Surdesti.

In this sense, the Wooden Church from Plopis can be considered the younger sister of the former one. Similarities include not only the style of the paintings, but also some architectural features, such as the high tower with four peaks and some carved decorations on facades and carvings of railings. The aspects that differentiate it from others churches are the double row of windows and triple arches of the nave in the fact that the walls are not easy to sharpen inside, as in many other churches. The northern and southern sides of the vault of the nave are hatched by a row of prophets dressed in yellow. Under this picture there are the scenes from the Passion of Christ.

The Wooden Church from Plopis has walls of beams cut in thick squares that are supported on a low foundation, and it is founded on large blocks of stone. Thanks to the technique of execution, the harmonious proportions, of carved and painted decorations, and location in this village, have justified the inclusion of this church in the International list heritage.

The plan of the church is: rectangular, with a pentagonal apse of the apse, in front of the entrance from the west facade there are a portal and six solid pillars supporting the roof beams and weight; semicircular arches joining pillars, the tower above the narthex has a balcony with 16 pillars and arches.

The small windows of churches, one smaller over a slightly larger one, are arranged in pairs. The upper border of the window has the shape of a sharp and elegant arc. With only a pair of windows is dark narthex, while in the nave windows there are eight and six on the altar. The floor is made out of large slabs of stone.

The tree section, the vault of the nave, the main dome and side vaults on both sides, make this church an unique structure among the wooden churches. The main vault is in the middle of Saint Trim, with the Virgin Mary at the eastern end. The lateral vaults present scenes from the life and Passion of Christ.

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