Eyes on Romania
Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:32

Stavropoleos Church in Bucharest

Stavropoleos church was erected in 1724, by Archimandrite Ioanichie, during the second reign of Prince Nicolae Mavrocordat in Wallachia (1719-1730). Ioanichie was born in the village of Ostanitza in the eparchy of Pogoniana in Epirus and he came to Wallachia from the Greek Monastery of Gura, which was a metoc [dependent monastery] of Pogoniana Metropolis.

Published in Tourism
Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:03

Maramures

The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The inhabitants of this area have preserved, to an amazing extent, the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors.

Maramures villages are distinguished by their unique wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs.

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