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Monastery Visoki Decani

Visoki-Decani-Monastery

Posted April 24, 2017  /   By Sirius Lux  /  0 Comments

Visoki Decani Monastery is a monastery of the Church of Serbia situated in the western part of the UN administered Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohia. It is the largest and best preserved medieval monastery in Serbia.The monastery was dedicated to the Ascension of Our Lord. Established in the fourteenth century, initial construction occurred between …

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The Assumption Cathedral – Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik The Assumption Cathedral

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Dubrovnik Cathedral is officially known as the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and dates back to the 12th century, although the remains of former cathedrals dating back to the 7th century have been found beneath the current one. Richard the Lionheart is said to have provided the money for its construction as …

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Cârţa Monastery

Ansamblul fostei Mănăstiri Cisterciene

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Cârţa Monastery (Mănăstiri Cisterciene) is a former Cistercian (Benedictine) monastery in the Ţara Făgăraşului region in southern Transylvania in Romania, currently a Lutheran Evangelical church belonging to the local Saxon community. It lies on the left bank of the Olt River, between the cities of Sibiu and Făgăraş, close to the villages of Cârţa (German …

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Biserica Fortificată

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Viscri Fortified Evangelical Church is one of the 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania. One of the most interesting Saxon fortified churches is located in the village of Viscri (Weisskirch in German). The name comes from the German Weisse Khirche, meaning white church. Unlike other Transylvanian fortified churches, Viscri was built around 1100 by …

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Bran Castle

Bran castle Romania

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The history of Bran(Dracula’s) Castle began in 1377. Back then, it was a new fortress of stone in the village of Bran. This place was known during that period of time for its Teutonic Order called Dietrichstein. The Teutonic Knights stayed in this region until 1226. They built this wooden fortified settlement called Bran in …

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Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle

Hunedoara(Corvin)-Castle-Romania

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The Corvin Castle, also known as the Hunyadi castle is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval castles in Transylvania. The castle was built in the 14th century, being the most famous property of Romanian ruler Iancu of Hunedoara. To this day, this impressive castle dominates the city of Hunedoara with its Gothic architecture. …

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