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Cozia Monastery, Oltenia

Cozia monastery became a symbol of the Wallachians' fight for independence after the great voievode Mircea the Older was buried here. Cozia Monastery – Built between 1387-1388 over an older religious house. Cozia Monastery is the most beautiful foundation of the Wallachian ruler Mircea the Older (1386-1418). His portrait and grave can be found here. Near the voivode’s grave...

SIBIU

Sibiu - the capital of the Saxon civilization in Transylvania. Sibiu - the capital of the Saxon civilization in Transylvania. SIBIU – The city was founded by the German (Saxon) colonist in the 12th century. It was mentioned in documents as Cibinul or Hermannstadt, and in 1366 it was ranked as town. Sibiu was the first and most important city colonized by the Saxons and all along its history it kept this status of capital of the Saxon...

Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia -The symbol of Romanian unification, Alba Iulia is the place where in 1918 the document that joined together The symbol of Romanian unification, Alba Iulia is the place where in 1918 the document that joined together all Romanian territories was signed. Alba Iulia - the oldest traces of human presence in this area dates back in Paleolithic Age, found in two caves in the Apuseni Mountains. The town flourished until the Roman conquest in 106 AD, the town flourished so it became the...

CLUJ-NAPOCA

CLUJ-NAPOCA -Ancient capital of Dacia province under Roman occupation, Cluj is also the place where Matei Corvin, king of Hungar Ancient capital of Dacia province under Roman occupation, Cluj is also the place where Matei Corvin, king of Hungary, was born. CLUJ-NAPOCA – Since the 2nd century B.C. it was a very important site of the Dacian civilization. After the Romans conquered Dacia (in 106 AD) the town Napoca was granted the municipality rank and capital of Dacia province (124 AD). After resisting...

Wooden churches from Maramures

Wooden churches from Maramures - To prove their faith, the people from Maramures built those wooden churches as high as possible To prove their faith, the people from Maramures built those wooden churches as high as possible using original building techniques. Wooden churches from Maramures – These wooden churches are outstanding examples of religious architecture resulting from the interchange of orthodox religious traditions with gothic influences. They are narrow but high timbered constructions...

Neamt Fortress

Targu Neamt - Neamt Fortress A fortress that resisted to many foreign invasions, a very important point of the Moldavian defense system. Neamt Fortress – It was build during the reign of Petru I with central fort with 4 towers. After one century, during the reign of Stephen the Great, the fortress was enriched with a new external wall and half round bulwarks in order to resist artillery fires. In 1866...

Brasov, Transylvania

Brasov, Transylvania - A lot of surprises you can find in the medieval center A lot of surprises you can find in the medieval center of the town, even the narrowest street in Europe. BRASOV – The first documentary attestation dates back from the year 1234 when the town was mentioned as Corona (from this age lasts the oldest church in the city, Saint Bartholomew, built in 1223). Later on, the town was known as Brasco, Brasso, Kronstadt or Brasovia....

Red Lake, Moldavia

Red Lake, Moldavia - One more time the nature surprises us creating this place of a strange beauty. One more time the nature surprises us creating this place of a strange beauty. Red Lake – It was formed in 1837 after an earth slide at 980 meters altitude. It is said that a rock fell from the mountain, block the river Bicaz, and formed the lake as it can be seen today. The most interesting thing about the lake is neither its origin, nor its color, but its look. Before the...

Bicaz Gorges, Moldavia

Bicaz Gorges, Moldavia - A place where you can realize how helpless we are against the power of nature. A place where you can realize how helpless we are against the power of nature. The Bicaz Gorges – Cheile Bicazului, in Romanian, were formed at the end of Hasmaş Mountains by Bicaz river and its tributaries. They lay between the Red Lake and Bicaz Chei village. The gorges are 1 kilometer long and because of their narrow space they look like a canyon. Here you can also find...

Sighisoara

Sighisoara, Vlad the Impaler's Birth Place -as the Saxons of Transylvania Sighisoara - the medieval fortified town where you can still feel the knights' spirit. SIGHISOARA is founded by German craftsmen and merchants, known as the Saxons of Transylvania, the historic center of Sighisoara has preserved in an exemplary way the features of a small fortified, medieval town. Sighisoara played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of...

The fortified churches

The fortified churches - In Transylvania the Saxon community model In Transylvania the Saxon community model, brought here by the German colonists, developed a unique feature facing the migratory populations' danger, this is the fortified church. The villages with fortified churches are characterized by a specific land use system, settlement pattern, and organization of the family farmstead units preserved since the late Middle Age,...

Bran Castle

Bran Castle side view The castle built in fairy tale landscape was one of the main sources of the Count Dracula's myth. Situated 30 kilometers away from Brasov, the Bran Castle is mostly known for its beauty and the beautiful landscapes and for the legend of Count Dracula. Vlad the Impaler (known as Dracula), Wallachia’s ruler, kept up the relations with Transylvania, especially with Bârsa...

Peles Castle

Peles Castle - The building of the Peles Castle started in 1873 during the reign of Prince Karol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Former royal residence, the Peles Castle, built in German style is often compared with "Schloss Neuschwanstein", Bavarian Castle built by king Ludwig II. The building of the Peles Castle started in 1873 during the reign of Prince Karol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, after the drawings of the Viennese architect Wilhelm Doderer. After 1876, the building site was entrusted to...

BUCHAREST

Romanian Atheneum - Bucharest Called "Little Paris" at the beginning of the last century, Bucharest can still reveal you some secrets of the good old times. The first documentary attestation of the city is a property paper issued by Vlad the Impaler on the 20th of September 1459. During the reign of Gheorghe Ghica, Bucharest became the capital of Wallachia in 1659. After this date Bucharest becomes the...

Moldova’s Monasteries

Moldova’s Monasteries containing themes from Genesis Moldova’s Monasteries containing themes from Genesis, Creation, Adam’s Fall, the Banishment from Paradise, the Prayer of all saints or the Judgment Day. The Moldavian monasteries with painted exterior walls are a unique phenomenon in the world. Moldova’s Monasteries – Usually built on the site of earlier monasteries, the outer fresco Moldavian churches date from the 15th...

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