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Address: Densus | Hunedoara County, Densus, Romania

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recycled stone church

Although not on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list yet, this is a place that is must be visited. The church was constructed using recycled stone from an old roman site... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Although not on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list yet, this is a place that is must be visited. The church was constructed using recycled stone from an old roman site (Sarmizegestusa Ulpia Traiana) - you can see two former lions on the exterior roof, four stones with Latin inscriptions used as tower pillars, Doric capitals used as bricks and... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The orthodox church from Densus village is the oldest still standing church in Romania. Built in the 13th century, on the site of an ancient Roman temple, it is still functional today. The architecture is unique and you can find stones from the old pagan temple and other roman structures. Great place to visit for architecture and history lovers.

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Oradea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This architectural and religious monument is unique in the Romanian space. The Orthodox stone church was built in XIII century. The church is built of stone brought from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (located a few kilometers far away, build in II century), the old capital of Dacia province under the Roman Empire. An peculiarity is the altar, placed south direction, while... More 

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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our 2nd stop on the way from Bucharest to Timișoara, but well worth the extra 20 min detour off the main road. The very old stone structure rises up in front of you in the middle of a cemetery. The serene location and the feelings you get stumbling upon this ancient church are strangely awe-inspiring and mystical. The stones used... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very old place, from the begining not realy a church. The lion at the entrance seams to be an old altar but not for Christians. Nice place to visit.

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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Densus is a very old Orthodox church. The legend says it was built somewhere in the 2nd-3rd century, while the history has the first records around the 14th century. Nevertheless, Densus is an interesting place to be visited. I highly recommend it, if you are in that area.

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Timisoara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Little church that will let a strong impact on you. All stone, dated from year 1300. Passed more hystorical periods. Marks can be seen on the icons from the wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Keyholder lives close by, opened up the church for me, awesome inside, photos inside undersrandably not allowed

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Densuș Church (also known as St Nicholas' Church) in the village of Densuș, Hunedoara County, Romania is one of the oldest Romanian churches still standing. It was built in the 7th century with additions made in the 13th century on the site of a 2nd century Roman temple, with some materials from the Dacian Sarmizegetusa fortress. It has a... More 

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Alba Iulia, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The church of Densus, a village in Tara Hategului (Hateg County), is still keeping its secrets so that no one can certainly say when it was built. Most probably it dates from the last quarter of the 13th century. I was so impressed by this place. It was a rather strange shape and it's built out of stones from Ulpia... More 

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Address: Address: Densus | Hunedoara County, Densus, Romania
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Western Romania  >  Hunedoara County  >  Densus

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