Category: History & Heritage

Rasnov Citadel

Rasnov Citadel

Written on August 21, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Rasnov Citadel Rasnov Citadel is an old fortress built on a mountaintop in Rasnov, Brasov county, Romania. It is partially in ruins, just as much as to look picturesque and medieval. Rasnov citadel was built as part of a defense system for the Transylvanian villages in the area, that were exposed to all sorts of...

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Merry Cemetery

Merry Cemetery

Written on June 16, 2018 in History & Heritage

Yes, Merry Cemetery, a weird combination of words. Usually, the cemetery is known to be depressing and dark, but not this one.   Located in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş County, Romania, the cemetery became an open-air museum and a national tourist attraction because of its colorful painted wooden crosses that have written on them...

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Alba Iulia Citadel

Alba Iulia Citadel

Written on June 16, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

Alba Iulia is a city with a monumental historical significance. It is where the Great Union took place in 1918 and also the coronation of the kings Ferdinand I and Mary, the first monarchs of Greater Romania.   The Alba Carolina Citadel is the largest citadel in Romania and has a heptagonal shape, with a...

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Dumbrava Monastery

Dumbrava Monastery

Written on June 6, 2018 in History & Heritage

It is located in Alba County at 55 km from Alba Iulia. The monastery is a “home” for orphaned children, elderly sufferers and even mothers who need help. The monastery was built in 1996 in the shape of a fortress with the entrance bell and the church in the center. The church preserves the Romanian...

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The Carpathian Sphinx

The Carpathian Sphinx

Written on May 21, 2018 in History & Heritage

The Carpathian Sphinx The Sphinx (in Romanian: Sfinxul) is a natural rock formation in the Bucegi Natural Park which is in the Bucegi Mountains of Romania. It is located at an altitude of 2,216 meters (7,270 ft) within the Babele (The Crones) complex of rock formations. (see more on Wikipedia – the Romanian Sphinx). The megalith go...

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Pekri Castle - Ozd

Pekri Castle – Ozd

Written on April 28, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Pekri Castle – Ozd – Mures county Transylvania History: Upon the hilltop of Ozd, you can find a rectangular castle looking down majestically to the village. The castle has massive towers in its four corners. Built in renascence style with baroque and a few Gothic elements in the year 1682 by Pekri Lorincz, one of the...

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Posada Castle

Posada Castle

Written on March 30, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Posada Castle or the Bibescu Castle at Comarnic   History: Posada castle was built between 1842 si 1848 by Gheorghe Bibescu the ruler of Valachia at the time (also known as Bibescu Voda). The castle was built in the perfect scenery, straight from the fairy tales. It was meant to be a hunting manor, the like of the mountain...

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Banffy Castle

Banffy Castle

Written on February 26, 2018 in Castles & Fortresses

 Banffy Castle – the Transylvanian  Versailles   History: 7 centuries of history – a castle in the heart of Transylvania not to be missed. Banffy Castle from Bontida is one of the representative castles for the Transylvanian baroque style. Before becoming a castle, on this place, there is a documented mansion since 1640. The bu...

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