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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 Wooden Church from Poienile Izei

judetul Maramures, Maramures (UNESCO)

AddressLoc. Poienile Izei,

Description

In the area of Poienile Izei can be viewed many of the most beautiful and important wooden churches in the world. One of these is the Wooden Church which is dedicated to Saint Parascheva. About this monastery edifice it is said that the "wood foundation" was made in the fourteenth century. The church was been then rebuilt in the early sixteenth century.

For the building of the church it was used the fir. The church's structure is the following: the main body is rectangular, has two rows of roof eaves; the portal has protruding roof, the nave is very high and the dome was narrowed by using beams on each side; the church tower with a conical roof gives the edifice a royal air. The beautifully painted double doors (the upper part shows the figures of Saints Peter and Paul, and lower part the climbing beef-vine) realize the church's entry.

The paintings in Byzantine style impress in the entry into the church. These are true works of art in which color plays an important role, the one that gives unity to the scenes by the painter George from Dragomiresti in the late eighteenth century. There are revealed scenes from the New Testament (and Old Testament) which illustrate the life and the sufferings of Jesus.

One of the most important religious works in Maramures and the main theme of the narthex is the Doomsday. This theme suggests to the viewer that the immorality, the lie, the envy and the evil are unworthy characteristics of a good Christian.

The Wooden Church from Poienile Izei is part of the eight churches included in the inheritance list of UNESCO.

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