Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

South East Europe / Western Trans-Balkan Road

The Brancoveanu Ensemble

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The Brancoveanu Ensemble

About the site

Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Sambata de Sus
Type: Vernacular Architecture
Epoch: Modern Times
World Heritage:
Modern TimesVernacular Architecture

It is one of the representative buildings in Transylvania belonging to Wallachian Princes. From the architectural point of view it combines Wallachian and Transylvanian features. It preserves the original structure (1714) in the layout and in the cellars, with minimal modifications and modernizations from the 19th-20th centuries in the upper levels. Nice Corinthian capitals are preserved in the structure of the main gate of the precinct. Part of the historic park is preserved. The massiveness of brick and stone masonry preserved the building from serious structural damages.

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