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    Private tours in Transylvania, Romania. Experienced tour guide. Family company.
      E-MAIL us: gelutrandafir [at] yahoo.com, CALL us +40-723.303.310

      Blogging on travel: Of Routes & Roses

      October 26, 2018
      Carta Abbey

      Carta Abbey – Cistercians’ easternmost outpost in Europe

      An Evangelical parish nowadays, the Carta Abbey was built around 1200 by Burgundian Cistercian monks.
      October 28, 2018
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      Wooden Churches of Maramures

      The wooden cathedrals of the Romanian peasants’ faith.
      October 28, 2018
      Maramures - sighet prison memorial

      The Sighet Memorial

      Sighet Memorial. The dreaded Communist prison has been converted in a Memorial to the victims and the resistance against dictatorship.  

      Castles

      Citadels

      Fortified Churches

      January 22, 2019
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      The Noon Bell and the Feast of Transfiguration – John Hunyadi’s legacies of his victory over the Turks in Belgrade, 1456
      The Noon Bell (the custom of ringing the church bells at noon during Angelus prayer) and the Feast of Transfiguration (which is observed on 6th of […]
      January 16, 2019
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      The Raven, the Ring, the King: Legends of John Hunyadi
      Facts, legends and suppositions about John Hunyadi's ancestry.
      November 7, 2018
      Alba Iulia
      Alba Iulia – Alba Carolina Fortress
      In Alba Iulia's ancient cathedral was laid to rest in glory John Hunyadi, renowned Hungarian military commander of Romanian ancestry.
      October 30, 2018
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      The Hunyadi – Corvin Castle
      In 1409, the Hungarian king Sigismund of Luxembourg ennobled one of his faithful knights - a Wallachian boyar named Voicu (Vojk) - and gave him a castle from Hunedoara - the Hunyadi Castle.