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Densus Church

Densus | Hunedoara County, Densus 337205, Romania
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Frankenstein's church

This early Christian church was constructed using the building materials of Roman temples... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mihai Ioan A
Oldest church in Romania

It is said to be the oldest orthodox church in Romania still standing. You can see a mix of... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
beradrian
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Brasov, Romania
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Densus | Hunedoara County, Densus 337205, Romania
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"piece of history"
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"roman colony"
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"pre christian"
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"religious services"
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"paintings"
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"century"
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"hateg"
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"romania"
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"dacian"
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"origin"
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"structure"
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"priest"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank beradrian
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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.

Thank Andreea M
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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

Thank Modi116
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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

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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.

Thank Adrian L
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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.

Thank StefanLitu
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

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

Thank Mircea1958
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

There are no orientation signals to this church- I had luck with GPS instructions. There is a cemetery in front of church, there are some stairs for climbing, but the place is so quite and peaceful...The priest was inside and gave us some indication about...More

Thank Monica B
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Although it is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the origin of the church is enveloped by mystery. It seems to date back to the pre-Christian era, being the only place in Romania where religious services have been held since its inception.

Thank Calin B
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