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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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Ursulines' Church

Sibiu, judetul Sibiu

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The Ursulines Church originally was a Dominican Monastery. In 1474, the old Dominican monastery and the church were abandoned for security reasons as was situated outside the castle walls and the monks weren't protected by the hostile troops. The monastery and the church were subsequently constructed inside the fortress walls, both the monastery and the church once Gothic were given to the ursuline nuns in 1734.

Empress Maria Teresa had given substantial donations for the nuns, so they could change the architectural style of the church.

The church appearance was turned into Baroque style, but today shows a high and bright interior that must have been very beautiful before being transformed in the baroque style. Only the portal and the valuable statue of Madonna from the XVth century have been preserved until today, in Gothic style. Also a side chapel remained in Gothic style.

The monastery was repeatedly modified and extended. It sheltered a girls school which had a very good reputation, so that not only Catholic parents sent their daughters to this school during the communist regime, the monastery was abolished in 1949, the nuns were banished and the wealth of the monastery and school was unjustly confiscated and nationalized.

Due to maladministration, the monastery is severely damaged nowadays. Unfortunately the monastery was not given back to its owners even though a bishop repeatedly demanded the state authorities to repair the injustice committed.

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