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Romania - History, Legends, Traditions & News

"ROMANIA IS YET TO BE CONSIDERED THE CRADLE OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN NOMINATING AS 'ANCIENT EUROPE', A VAST CULTURAL ENTITY ALREADY EXISTING BETWEEN 6,500-3,500 B.C." (...) Marija Gimbutas, U.C.L.A.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


România and the UNESCO mondial heritage















Sarmizegetusa

If you intend to visit Romania for best hotel accommodation or transportation in the world, please think twice.
But if you want to be closer to nature and traditions, enjoy traditional meals made from natural products, feel the people hospitality, see a variety of landscapes, you should not hesitate to plan a trip to Romania.


DACIAN FORTRESSES OF THE ORASTIE MOUNTAINS
... six Late Iron-Age defensive works, created in the 1st centuries BC and AD as protection against Roman conquest.


DANUBE DELTA

... largest and best preserved of European deltas. The Danube Delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marches.

CHURCHES OF BUCOVINA
With their painted exterior walls, decorated with 15th and 16th century frescoes, masterpieces of Byzantine art, these seven churches (Arbore, Humor, Moldovita, Patrauti, Probota, Sfantu Gheorghe of Suceava and Voronet) are unique in Europe.

MONASTERY OF HOREZU
... a masterpiece of "Brancovan" style, known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits and its painted decorative works.

SAXON VILLAGES WITH FORTIFIED CHURCHES IN TRANSYLVANIA
... The seven villages inscribed are characterized by the specific land-use system, settlement pattern, and organization of the family farmstead units preserved since the late Middle Ages, dominated by their fortified churches, which illustrate building periods from the 13th to 16th centuries.

WOODEN CHURCHES OF MARAMURES
... provide a vivid picture of the variety of design and craftsmanship expressed by narrow but high timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, single or double roofed and covered by shingles.

HISTORIC CENTER OF SIGHISOARA
... best-preserved 15th century citadel and the only medieval inhabited citadel in Europe.
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