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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

Turris Stronghold ruins

Turnu Magurele, judetul Teleorman

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Near Turnu Magurele, on the left bank of the Danube, in the II AD century there was a strong fortification. On it’s ruins was built Constantine’s The Great Stronghold, in the IV century AD. Turnu medieval fortress, built over the Roman one, was built by Mircea the Old (1386-1393).

Regarding the construction phases, they may not be fully distinguished, nor can certainly be dated. In the first phase it is supposed that the “dungeon� was built, with a diameter of 17.40 m, where there were reused Roman elements and wooden beams fro strengthening. Because groundwater was very high, the excavations could not reach the foundation, however, through deep surveys, it was agreed that it is likely that this round tower to rest on a wood drivers reinforced ground, then on a cement layer.

Repairs have occurred after the battles from the end of the fourteenth century, in 1420 when Muhammad conquered the city and those from the sixteenth century (1522 and 1594). In terms of analogies that can be made, they are related to the central circular tower, because the city plan closely follows the structure of fortification said to be Roman. It would find the closest similarity with the tower from Gradiste near Sekunic and the one from Petric.

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