Istorie si Cultura

Opere şi eseuri despre cultură si istorie. Locuri si intamplari istorice. Lirica si poezie, arta impartasita.

Dobrogea's Ancient Fortresses

Dobrogea's Ancient Fortresses

Strange blocks of stone for some people, archaeological treasures for others, the ruins of the fortresses scattered all around the Dobrogea lands still have the power to impress a traveler and to make him wonder about their stories. It all started when the Greeks began colonizing the Black Sea Shores in the late 7th century …

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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. …

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The Rasnov Fortress

The Rasnov Fortress

„In the morning light, during their trip through Transylvania, the future knights will see the profile of the Rasnov fortress. Its mysterious quietness draws them to it, as if hiding in its thick, eroded walls, terrible secrets are waiting to be discovered” Well, guided by this, we decided to take a short trip to Rasnov …

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Arad County

ARAD COUNTY

Situated on the two sides of the Mures river (its northern part lies in the Crisana province while its southern part is in the Banat Area 7,754 sq km 479,575 inhabitants (1995) Relief gradually descending from the east to the west, with the Western Carpathians covering 30% of the county’s area, the Western Hills 15% …

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The Muddy Volcanoes Romania

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Maramures

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 …

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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 …

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BIHOR COUNTY

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 …

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