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The Traditional Rural Civilization Museum ASTRA in Sibiu

The Traditional Rural Civilization Museum ASTRA in Sibiu

An important piece from the soul of the Romanian village has been gathered in the Grove of Sibiu (Dumbrava Sibiului), where one of the largest open-air museums of Romania and Europe has been created many years ago. Along the time, many treasures of the traditional Romanian rural civilization have been saved and brought here, old houses and buildings that form …

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The Museum of Glass Painted Icons of Sibiel

The Museum of Glass Painted Icons in Sibiel

A true temple of Romanian religious rural art from past centuries can be found in the charming village of Sibiel, located just 20 km from the city of Sibiu and part of the Mărginimea Sibiului ethnographical area. One of the richest and most beautiful collections of glass painted icons in the world, it presents a world filled with authentic beauty …

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Fortified Churches of Transylvania – Cultural Heritage of Romania

The fortified churches of Transylvania are dotting the idyllic countryside in the south of this historical and legendary region, a unique legacy from the troubled medieval past of the region. Once, over 300 of these rural architectural jewels adorned the villages of Transylvania, guarding over their small communities as spiritual beacons and safe retreats. Built between the 13th and 16th …

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Bucharest Old Town – A journey through the heart of Bucharest

It’s difficult to imagine the former glory of the Bucharest Old Town, hidden beneath all the shiny new storefronts or eaten away by the relentless passing of time. There’s an almost eerie feeling wandering around the lifeless cobblestone streets on a Sunday morning. At times, you can still sense the soul of this eclectic and fascinating area of Bucharest. It’s …

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Victory Avenue in Bucharest – Charming Streets of Romania

Victory Avenue in Bucharest crosses the center of city, offering possibly the most enticing and interesting stroll within the capital of Romania. It has been one of the most important streets in the city, flanked with museums, historical buildings, monuments and lately, with boutique hotels, high end fashion stores and chic cafes. Travelers walking along this marvelous street will get …

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