Cultural Thesaurus Guide

The Central Area of Romania combines picturesque with fascination for the culture and art, as here can be found a true cultural treasure bequeathed by famous personalities from all fields.

Alba County cultural objectives annually attract thousands of tourists interested in art and beauty. The Memorial House of the poet and philosopher Lucian Blaga from Lancram town offers the visitors the chance to touch the furniture, the photographs, manuscripts and family paintings of “Romanian philosophy Master” with their own hands.

The “Nation Reunification” Cathedral of Alba Iulia is a symbol of our national 1918 Union and it also constitutes a monument that combines a series of old Romanian styles in a unique way.

Aiud Fortress is a complex of medieval architecture which charms every time the aesthetic sense of the passers-by by its tall stone towers and walls. Zlatna Museum Collection, the Orthodox Archdiocese Religious Objects Museum of Alba Iulia, “Avram Iancu” Museum in Campeni, the National Museum of the Union or the Gold Mining Museum of Rosia Montana – a few examples  among the main cultural attractions of Alba County.

In Sibiu County, the Rural Fortress and the Evangelical Church of Copsa Mare are monuments of religious architecture and defence raised by the community in Gothic style in the XIV-XVI centuries. The village fortress with its Evangelical Church fortified of Biertan is another fascinating destination, representative for the Transylvanian Saxon colonization area. The fortresses of Cisnadie, Medias, Mosna, Nochrich, Saliste and the Sibiu Fortress are all true historical monuments keeping alive the spirit of medieval era fortifications.

The cultural objectives of Covasna County speak boldly about the lifestyle and the evolution of Szekler civilization throughout history. The “Haszmann Pal” Ethnographic Museum of Cernat town presents one of the most impressive pieces of folk art specific to the Szeklers: furniture, tiles, fabrics, household items and agricultural machinery. The Baraolt Depression Museum houses objects belonging to the mining history and guilds, as well as vessels produced by the famous glass blowers from Tinutul Secuiesc and the potters from Baraolt Basin.

The National Museum of the Eastern Carpathians from Sfantu-Gheorghe town, the Museum of the Guilds History in Targu Secuiesc, Gyarfas Jeno Art Gallery, Csángó Ethnographic Museum, Romulus Cioflec, Gabor Aron and Benedek Elek Memorial Houses are all attractions located in Covasna region, worthy of culture lovers’ full attention.

Harghita County also possesses several important historical monuments, such as the Lazar Castle Ensemble of Lazarea Town, “Str. Bethlen Gabor” Urban Ensemble of Odorheiu Secuiesc, craftsmen houses together with the workshops where they worked, Miko Citadel of Miercurea Ciuc, the Building of the first printing house of Odorheiu Secuiesc, Siculicidum Column from Siculeni town and the ruins of Szekely Tamadt Fortress.

The cultural Patrimony of Brasov County is characterized by variety and complexity. CA fortified Evangelical Church Ensemble from Prejmer village is considered to be the most powerful rural fortification from the medieval Transylvania. The rural Fortress of Viscri (XIII-XVII century) has ornamental work carved in stone and preserves a capital with cornices, the only one of its type on Romanian territory.

The Bran Castle is probably the most popular cultural objective of the county, as it was defence and customs point transformed later on into a royal residence. Leather Cutter Bastion of Brasov who protected in the Middle Ages the western corner of Brasov Fortress, the Blacksmiths Bastion and the Horses Fair Gate, Graft and Drapers Bastions, Brasovia and Fagaras Fortresses, “Mureseni House” Memorial Museum, Catherine’s Gate, Black Street Gate, the White Tower and the Black Tower represent true treasures reflecting the inhabitants’ troubled, brave and admirable past.

A history nest with ancient resonance, Mures County offers its visitors diverse cultural objectives. The Museum of Archaeology and History in Targu Mures, the Art Museum and the Natural Sciences Museum in the same city, together with the Ethnographic Museum of Reghin present to the visiting public unusual archaeological, ethnographic and folk art collections. Other points of interest are the Memorial Houses Petofi Sandor, N.D. Cocea and Chendi, the She-Wolf Statue of Targu Mures, Teleki-Boyai Library of Targu Mures, as well as the statues dedicated to the brave soldiers and to the prominent personalities from literature, science, politics and history.

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