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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]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Vorvorenilor Palace

Craiova, judetul Dolj

AddressMitropolit Firmilian, 3

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VorvorenilorPalace was built in the early years of the twentieth century and belonged to the famous Vorvoreanu family from Craiova.
It is a great artistic achievement, standing out due to the facade's ornamentation and the beautiful interior ceilings painted by Francis Tribalski. The architect of the building was Dimitrie Maimarolu. It presents through its architecture, the later influence of the French Renaissance, characterized by attic roofs, lots of molding and ornamentation, and richly decorated interiors.

Vorvorenilor Palace had an interesting history. Built by Gogu Vorvoreanu, one of the wealthiest men in Craiova at that time, the building was the german headquarter premises during the occupation of 1916-1918. The action of a famous novel of the writer Petru Dumitriu is held in Vorvorenilor Palace and the members of this famous family in Craiova are transformed into the characters of the novel.

The building became the headquarter of the Metropolitan of Oltenia at the half of the past century, when the Metropolitan Firmilian and the scientist C.S. Nicolaescu-Plopsor made an exchange of property.

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