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Voronet Monastery, famous throughout the world for the unique blue of its walls – the Blue Voronet (brilliant azure) – was founded by Stefan cel Mare in 1488. At the same time, among the colors used are the Roses of Humor or Tree Green. On the outer walls of the monasteries are painted various Bible scenes, such as “The Last Judgment”, “The Tree of Jesse” or “Adam’s Sin”.
The wooden churches of Maramures
Fortified Churches in Transylvania
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The fortified churches are Romanesque basilicas or churches with the unique Gothic-style ship, playing a defensive role until the end of the 18th century.
Horezu Monastery – masterpiece of Brancoven style
Horezu (or Hurezi) monastery was built between 1690 and 1693 by Constantin Brancoveanu (1688-1714), in the village of Romanii de Jos, the town of Horezu, about 40 kilometers away from Ramnicu Valcea, on the road leading to Targu- Jiu. The construction is considered a masterpiece of Brancoven style. The monastery is dedicated to the “Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen” and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993, as a nunnery.
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Neamt Monastery, “Jerusalem of Roman Orthodoxy” and monasteries in Neamt County
The Horezu (or Hurezi) monastery was built between 1690 and 1693 by Constantin Brancoveanu (1688-1714), in the village of Romanii de Jos, the city of Horezu, about 40 kilometers from Ramnicu Valcea, on the road leading to Targu- Jiu. The construction is considered a masterpiece of Brancoven style. The monastery is dedicated to the “Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen” and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage in 1993, being a nunnery monastery.
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The Three Hierarchs Monastery in Iasi – Unesco
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Putna Monastery, one of the most important foundations of Stefan cel Mare, is located 33 kilometers northwest of Radauti, in northern Bucovina, a short distance from the border with Ukraine. The construction was finished in 1481, with the patronage of the “Assumption of the Virgin”. The monastery was named by Mihai Eminescu “Jerusalem of the Romanian people”, and Stefan cel Mare was buried here as well.
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The Black Church in Brasov
The construction of the Black Church in Brasov began in 1383, and was completed in 1477. Initially, the Catholic church, the Gothic style edifice, received the name of the Virgin Mary, a name it wore until 1689, when it was partially destroyed by a fire and received the name he currently has. The church is the largest sacral building in the country, it has the largest bell that exists in the churches in Romania and is one of the largest cult bases in Central and Eastern Europe. It is 89 meters long, 38 meters wide and 42 meters high, with about 5,000 people.
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Densus Church – the “unparalleled church in all Romanian romance” – Unesco
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The church of Saint Nicholas in Densus, 10 km away from Hateg, is one of the oldest Byzantine churches in Romania, built in the 13th century on the ruins of a 4th century building . Its mural painting dates from 1443, and some of the stones used in the construction come from the ruins of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, nearby. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the church was named by the writer and politician Nicolae Iorga as the church “unmatched in all romance.”
I have presented some of the churches and monasteries that make Romania a truly beautiful country. Now that you have read about them, you will only have to visit them!