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Mănăstirea Agapia din Neamt

Una dintre cele mai cunoscute mănăstiri din Neamț, Agapia, a fost vizitată și admirată de mulți oameni de cultură. Ion Creanga, B.P. Hașdeu, Calistrat Hogaș, Alexandru Vlahuță, Mihail Sadoveanu ne-au lăsat mărturisiri în acest sens. Istoria acestui lăcaș este puțin diferită de a celorlalte. Astfel, între anii 1527-1538 sau, după alte surse între 1541-1546, Petru Rareș și soția sa Elena ctitoresc Agapia din Deal, probabil …

Biserica Curtea Veche sau Buna Vestire din București

Aflată în centrul orașului, în apropierea Hanului lui Manuc, Biserica impunătoare cunoscută sub numele „Curtea Veche” sau „Buna Vestire” este cel mai vechi monument feudal pe care-l păstrează Capitala. Ctitorie a lui Mircea Ciobanul (1545-1554, 1558-1559) și a fiilor săi, „Pătrașcă Vodă cu frații săi Radul și Mircea cel tânăr”, după cum glăsuiește pisania, se pare că a fost cea mai importantă construcție religioasă din …

Manastirea Voronet – Formula albastrului de Voroneţ o adevărată enigmă

Faima acestei mănăstiri din nordul Moldovei (Bucovina) este strâns legată de numele a doi voievozi: Ştefan cel Mare şi Petru Rareş. Cronica lui Ion Neculce consemnează în „O samă de cuvinte” întâlnirea dintre Ştefan cel Mare şi Daniel Sihastru, care l-a îndemnat pe voievodul înfrânt de turci în 1476 să construiască o mănăstire pe acele locuri, respectiv la Voronet, pentru că astfel victoria va fi …

Dobrogea and Danube Delta

Although mostly known for the Danube Delta and the Black Sea resorts, the Dobrogea county has to offer much more than that. A painter would surely describe it as the land of its dreams. In the summer, the gold fields of mustard and rape, spotted from place to place by the passionate red of the poppies are turning later into a sky that seems to …

Bucovina Area

It doesn’t quite matter if your faith is strong or not, the orthodox monasteries of Bucovina and their surroundings will amaze you from the very beginning till the end of your journey. Located in the northern part of Moldavia and named after the German word “buchenwald” – or in English – beech forest, the land is “dressed” with beautifully painted monasteries renowned for they 400 …

Steaming through Maramures

Deep into the forest, a narrow-gauge train leads its way each morning through the county of Maramures, taking its passengers through out-of-this world scenery. A photographers’s dream, a once in a lifetime experience, call it whatever you like. One thing is certain – you definitely won’t find this anywhere else. Up there, in the mountains of Maramures, the Viseu railroad was built along the Vaser’s …

BIHOR COUNTY

Situated to the western – north-western part of Romania, in the historic province of Crisana, on the sides of the Crisul Negru, Crisul Repede and Barcau rivers Area 7,544 sq. km 631, 095 inhabitants (1995) Relief mountain area (to the south, south-east and east) – 24% of the county’s area; hilly region with interhillock depressions (in the middle) – 32%; flat region (to the west) …

The Muddy Volcanoes

Shots from a science-fiction movie? Moon landscape? Vision of Hell through the eyes of a soon to be famous painter? Neither of them, although the truth is not too far away… The muddy volcanoes or „the gates of hell” as the locals call them, will reveal themselves to you in the following lines… At about 30 Km far from the town of Buzau, a landscape …

The National Art Museum of Cluj

The National Art Museum of Cluj possesses an extremely precious patrimony of Romanian and European art: painting, sculpture, grafics and decorative art. Set up in 1951, the muzeum has ever since benefitted by older stocks small part of an old curiosities collection, furniture and European art proceded from Transylvanian Museum and the „Virgil Cioflec’s paintings collection”. Virgil Cioflec (1876-1948) is the author of important monographs …

The Bucegi Mountains

The Bucegi mountains cover the central part of Romania and own their fame to the spectacular landscapes and the accessibility of their routes. Well known for hiking, winter sports and alpinism, these mountains are high compact blocks, edged by steep slopes which dominate the Prahova Valley, a popular land for its mountain resorts. A trip to Bucegi would ussually begin in the small town of …

Brasov the center of Romania

Also known by the German name of Kronstadt, the city of Brasov is one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, this was the perfect place for a medieval settlement. The old city, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211, is one of Romania’s best preserved medieval sites and lately it was thoroughly restored to the delight …

The Temple of Fate

You may usually classify travel attractions according to the travelers that visit them. Some prefer churches because of their religion or their passion for imposing architecture or history. Others enjoy the spas with all the comfort and spoiling that surrounds them. The younger travelers will choose most of the time the mountains and the adventure. And so on. We tried to classify Sinca Veche according …