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Densus 337205, Romania
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All reviews nice setting piece of history building materials roman gods stone paintings century hateg romania village site latin edifice entrance mixture walls prayer
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

A very special little building, unique architecture with repurposed materials. Don't miss it! I would add the frescoes inside to the list of things to see. The hilly area around it gives it a nice setting. Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana is close by, you can visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LupulDeDorobanti
Reviewed 7 June 2018

They didn't have enough local stone to build it therefore they stole it from Roman edifices. Note the first in the history, many cultures had the same approach from Greece to Tunisian. The Tunisians built the Grand Mosque of Kairouan with blocks from the magnificent...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This early Christian church was constructed using the building materials of Roman temples, tombstones and shrines, therefore is a mixture of building materials from different "bodies". Here and there you can still see old Latin inscriptions indicating prayers/thanks to Roman gods (taken from shrines), names...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mihai Ioan A
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It is said to be the oldest orthodox church in Romania still standing. You can see a mix of building materials in its walls, including Roman columns. We arrived there a little bit after 9am, but the church was closed and we couldn't visit inside.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank beradrian
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This place will impress you with its age and history, structure and simplicity. It's a great piece of architecture hundreds years old, used as a temple, church and surrounded by a graveyard.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Andreea M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Built with stones from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (some of them with the original Roman inscriptions), including some columns on the left side, this stone-made church has a unique, yet strange, architecture. The church is located near a cemetery, on a small hill. There are some...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Modi116
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A beautiful and unique monument - apparently there aren't very many orthodox churches made of stones and rather as a fortress. The place is quiet and the drive there is quite pleasant. If in the area, it does worth to make tour and drive a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank nifcons
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We came here at sunset. The church was no longer open, so we couldn't visit inside, unfortunately. However, the building impressed us. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It's called the firs stone-made church in Romania so it's a must see attraction when visiting Hateg county. I had a strong and strange feeling entering this beautiful church.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank StefanLitu
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Unique Romanesque architecture dating back 13 century. Built with the stones of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa Roman colony. Original murals.

Date of experience: June 2017
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