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The Transalpina (DN67C) located in the Parang Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, is one of the roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parang Mountains, to Sebes in the north.It is said that the road ...

Tismana Monastery, the oldest monastery from Romania, with a key role in maintaining the orthodox faith throughout the past 600 years, is located in the Tismana city, Gorj county, 36 km away from Targu-Jiu.The founder of the Sanctified Monastery is...

Destiny of this humble settlement, with skilled people was marked by the son of the village, who knew with his mind and hands to turn a page in the history of modern art: Constantin Brancusi.He was born on February 19, 1876, in family Nicolae Radu...

The Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brancusi at Targu Jiu is an homage to the Romanian heroes of the First World War. The ensemble comprises three sculptures: the Table of Silence, the Gate of the Kiss and the Column of the Infinite, on an axis...

Gheorghe Zamfir is a Romanian pan flute musician. He is known as "The Master of the Pan Flute".Zamfir is also known for playing an expanded version of the traditional Romanian-style pan flute (nai) of 20 pipes to 22, 25, 28 and 30 pipes to increase...

The Woman's Cave, is an elaborate cave system located in the Baia de Fier commune, Gorj County, Romania.The cave has a length of approximately 7.000 meters arranged in 4 levels. Speleological reserve the lower level is divided into two sections: the...

It is a warm and humid cave (temperature - 9 degrees and humidity - 90%) that "cry" with drops of infiltration, water rich in carbonate calcium, either in silica iron oxide, etc.., by strata that crosses, washes and returns them, in his own...

Polovragi Monastery is a convent of nuns, dedicated to the Assumption, an architectural monument of the Romanian Land of the seventeenth century.The complex Polovragi Monastery is classified as a historic monument, located at the foot of Stone...

Oltet Canyon is a protected nature reserve of national interest (150 hectares) that includes the cave Polovragi. Oltet Canyon is located at an altitude of 600 m, stretches over a distance of 3 km and represents a narrow portion situated between...

Sohodol Canyon is situated at the northern boundary of the county Gorj with Hunedoara county, in mountains Valcan (a group that belongs to Retezat-Godeanu mountain chain of the Southern Carpathians), in the northern part of the village Runcu and is...

Susita Canyon is an area of an outstanding karst in Gorj, representing a canyon zone carved into Cretaceous limestone by the Susita Verde River waters, with diversified forms of relief (sinkholes, canyons, ditches, ravines, caves, rocky slopes) with...

The museum includes collections of archeology (prehistoric, Dacian and Roman), medieval history, modern and contemporary collection of numismatics (roman era), the collection of documents "Alexandru Stefulescu" (XV century), old books and icons.From...

Tudor Vladimirescu (1780- 1821) was a Wallachian revolutionary hero, the leader of the Wallachian uprising of 1821 and of the Pandur militia. Tudor was born in village Vladimir, Gorj County (in the region of Oltenia) in a family of landed...

The Defileul Jiului National Park (Parcul National Defileul Jiului) is a protected area, situated in Romania on the administrativ territory of counties Gorj (92%) and Hunedoara (8%).Defileul Jiului National Park has a length of 33 km and is crossed...

Ranca is a tourist resort, situated on the area of localities Novaci and Baia de Fier, Gorj county, Romania.The resort is situated at an altitude of 1.600 m, in the Parang Mountains 18 km from town Novaci, on the Transalpina road.Parang Mountains are...

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