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The magical Romanian villages known for their unique Gothic churches; Katy Dartford; Euronews

Romania’s remote region of Maramureș has a unique architectural style, where tall, tower-like wooden churches dot the landscape.

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The 5 most beautiful monasteries in the world; Daniel Esparza; Aleteia

Romania – Wooden Churches of Maramureş

From Egypt to Romania, the monastic tradition is responsible for several of the world’s most extraordinary feats of architecture.

The monastic impulse usually begins in simplicity, but it has given rise to buildings that are works of sacred art.

1. Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Egypt

The Greek Orthodox St. Catherine’s Monastery lies at the foot of Mount Sinai, in the city of St. Catherine, Egypt. One of the oldest monasteries in the world, it was founded in the 6th century and has operated without interruption ever since. It is said that the altar that crowns the Byzantine chapel of its interior was constructed from the roots of the Burning Bush. A highlight: The library, which also dates from the 6th century, and is second only to the Vatican’s library for number and value of its manuscripts.

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