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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]

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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 Wooden Church from Sarbi Susani

judetul Maramures, Maramures

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Built around 1639, the wooden church of Saint Paraschiva from Susani is in the village Sarbi, Maramures, and was built of oak wood. Relatively old, the church retains some of the most archaic features of Romanian wooden sacral architecture. The element that gives the real value of this place of worship is the conservation portal of entry, one of the most exceptional pieces of this kind in Romania, whose message can be translated by a Byzantine calendar. The portal's sculpture offers a key to deciphering the language engraved in wood, lost of two centuries from the Romanian tradition of building. The archaic form of this portal is found in the form of old roof and the passage to the sacred, inside, before the iconostasis. At this church there were initially no glass windows, no bell, being in the old days too expensive and therefore replaced with wood. To these can be added very sculptural and architectural harmony of construction, well-preserved mural on the iconostasis and altar and the collection of old icons.

The Wooden Church of Saint Paraschiva is the creation of master Gozda signed on the portal from Budesti Josani in 1643. To him may be assigned Slatioara wooden church, built before 1639, demolished in the early twentieth century. The church was dated by Tid Bud since 1532. The age left by Titus Bud perpetuated to Aurel Bongiu who proposed the reading of the year 1667 in the inscription on the door.

The Dendrochronology dating established in 1997 that the wooden church is older by nearly three decades, the wood is cut in the winter of 1638-1639. The dwelling was probably built in the following summer. Information stored in the church, and the census of 1774 and 1786-89, it is revealed that the wooden church builder from Sarbi Susai belonged to a family of low nobility at the top of the village, from the homes of former medieval settlements Balotesti and Camarzana.

The tower was added before 1751, possibly at the date of the lettering on the door entrance in 1667. In the spring of 1760 the church was painted the temple of the itinerant painter Alexander Ponehalschi. The painter captured the important data about this time in two of the temples on the iconostasis.

According to the inscription on the wall behind the iconostasis, the altar was painted in 1800: "The hand of Nicolai Famochevici, Year of God 18 hundreds, May month, day one". Before the painting was closed, the shutter window pane from the east was ended and replaced with a new small window above it.

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