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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

Valea Viilor Site

judetul Sibiu, Transilvania (UNESCO)

AddressLoc. Valea Viilor,

Description

Vorumloc Village (now Valea Viilor) is attested since the XIII century, namely in 1224, bearing the name of Hungarian origin "Baromlak”. In 1305, a document mentions a Hungarian nobleman Apa, who gives to his son Gregor Baromlaka village. The XIII century is represented by the the setting in these parts of a Saxon community, brought here by the Hungarian kings, saxons who lived in communion with the Romanians settled here for millennia.

The settlement’s name, "Vorumloch", consists of medieval German words "Wurm-Loch", translated as "snake-forest", "forest with snakes", name translated in Hungarian as „Baromlaka” (cattle house). The first German name is mentioned in the document of 1357, which attests the name of the priest Gerhardus of Wurmloch. In 1964, the German name "Vorumloc" is replaced with the Romanian one "Valea Viilor".

The main touristic site of this settlement is the Evangelical Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary that dates back to the fourteenth century, built in Gothic style. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Evangelical Church suffered some modifications and received fortifications.

The Evangelical Church
is surrounded by a single oval enclosure, in which we enter through a vaulted passageway located in the west, which can be closed with a metallic grate. There are still maintained the three towers on the sides, in the four cardinal points. The walls have a height of 6-7 meters and are equipped with battlements and throw holes supported on consoles.

The Evangelical Church from Valea Viilor, historical monument, possesses a valuable inventory of Gothic and Renaissance period. In 1999, the entire Valea Viilor site was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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