Bran Castle

„In 1388, the Bran castle’s construction was complete. The Castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii (“fortified town’s hill”), with an exceptional view of the nearby hills, Moeciu Valley and Valea Bârsei. It served the role of customs – holding 3% of goods transferring in and out of Transylvania – … More Bran Castle

Old wooden houses

Old wooden houses preserved at Village Museum Bucharest Founded in 1936, this fascinating outdoor museum, the largest in Europe, covers some 30 acres on the shores of Lake Herastrau in Herestrau Park. Copyright ©Jeni Mateescu. Toate drepturile rezervate Blue windows – Jurilovca, Tulcea   Autumn colors    

Plumbuita Monastery

I passed dozens of times near the sign that directs you to the Monastery Plumbuita, but I never had time. Today I decided finally get on the street in the park and to visit the monastery. Renovated, well cared, with historical roots by the sixteenth century. I arrived at inconvenient times, when just announcing lunch break. In … More Plumbuita Monastery

Three Hierarchs Bucharest

Religious Complex “Three Hierarchs” is a  new place (2010)  for prayer, located in Bucharest, neighborhood Pantelimon. It has a disadvantageous site, near a bridge over the railway and a highway crowded. Inside are three buildings with religious purpose: the church, bell tower and a roof terrace designed for summer activities. All the buildings are wooden, … More Three Hierarchs Bucharest

Holy Trinity Chapel

The Holy Trinity Chapel was built at the end of the 19th century in eclectic style by Barbu Stirbey for his wife. Barbu Stirbey was nicknamed the White Prince by Queen Marie, King Ferdinand’s wife, was a very important politician. He was president of the Council of Ministers, as interim minister of finance and foreign … More Holy Trinity Chapel

Mogosoaia Palace

Mogoșoaia Palace  was built between 1698-1702 by Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia between 1688 and 1714,  in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style. It is about 15 km from Bucharest. The palace bears the name  of the Romanian boyar Mogoș, who owned the land it was built on. Today, Mogosoaia  Palace it a … More Mogosoaia Palace