"Vulcana-bai is a glowing of a fairy tale, a place of magic crowned with a brilliant aura, sprayer with his voice of harmony and painted with thousands of warm colors. This kept us astonishing delight with thousands of fabulous landscapes, outlined the live color hues, this is a place that is beautiful any time of year. Find here the most beautiful hills, the most beautiful forests, the most attractive and flowers stage is completed, the most beautiful and most perseverenti people. Here the sun shines like no where, the winters are fun, primaverile are full of song, blinks and the fragrance forest when she wakes up to life, summers are suffused with a thin light, and toamnele are rich tasty apple, plums which are delicious plum, grapes which turns into a refined wine."
Thoughts are a tourist that has passed through this... I wonder what we can see in Vulcana-Băi! We are waiting for you to visit us!
Churches and Monasteries
Hermitage Bunea and Monastery Bunea
The name of Schitul Bunea, but also the name of speculates Monastery appears over time in the various documents, with locals but used as a rule name speculates the Monastery or in the monastery.
Holy Monastery Bunea is a historical monument located on hill top Vulcana, at 630 meters altitude, exposure south-east, with appropriate architecture Matei Basarab's reign and is surrounded by forests of broadleaves: beech, oak, Ulm, Anin spend and Fireman Neculai Macovei. It was built in the year 1654 the vistierul Bunea Gradisteanu. To the Holy Trinity Monastery Bunea does not easily reach.
The road to seclusion it is difficult enough and shall start to run from Vulcana-bathrooms, moving up through a thick canopy of trees as it seems that there is no end. That can be a threat to Bunea go right in the village Vulcana-bathrooms, where you meet a pointer that you show the path toward monastery. Tourists and pilgrims bound for seclusion climbed into the thick forest of beech, on a path of approximately 2.5 km). The scenery is astonishing, with many herbs, and the quiet, intoxicating flavors. Only in two areas, called by his fellow citizens to "burrowing" and to "tree stump Black", we have a climb more difficult. After approximately one hour of walking, you get back to the gate Monastery Bunea, where you encounter an Poiana stretched and rich, at the end of which he caught a glimpse monastery. This venerated monarhal history is lost in the course of time.
Old Schitul would have been built in the time of Bunea Gradisteanu and was in a cave. Place legend says that Bunea was to be watched from the Turks and would have been hidden in a cave located below about 100 meters from the place where the monastery erected later.
After other sources it would seem that Bunea, like many other gentlemen, was to be watched by dorobantii and seimenii simbriasi you ruler Matei Basarab, because they have rebelled after fighting at Finta for they did not receive state. Bunea thanked God for escaped, raising, in the year 1654, monastery who now his name. Pilgrims as well as tourists does not miss time to visit and cave, considering it to be a shrine protected by God.
Nuns are hospitable and open and his uprightness on those who are in distress. They have permanently prepared a few rooms for guests. At least 0.1% Monastery there is a special ritual. Meat is not to be used for the preparation of food. All the necessary shall be readily available in the village, and for the winter nuns canned mushrooms, berries and vegetables produced in your own garden. Those who have reached the outskirts of forests Vulcanei-bathrooms say they felt closer to God, and the peace and clean air have the gift to help her to clear out his mind and his soul.
Monastery holies speculates it's like a hermit. High walls and dividing by the mundane world are missing. In old oaks e alike royal gate and shield. Nothing in the world, and there was a hubbub surrounding wars not wrapped up here. Without your phone, even without water - outside fountain and rain on which a congregating - those 9 vietuitori you live as though monastery outside of time. It's hard on the top of the hill to wait until the rain and compassion of God. For nuns from Bunea is simple. It is the very sense and their way of being. To Bunea, everything is achieved with much effort. Where and when, a few days, bringing up there last word, catering supplies and mail, in the old days he was helped by Bili puts the only rotating parts of 1930. To find a monastery Bunea old church of more than 400 years old. Place has strength. Force simplicity. Nothing is conceited, without measure. Up monastery, as it looks like it, it looks like a house deom simple and full of faith and a flower garden in front of his face. Next to him, the old church, lifted from the 15,000 bricks Bunea Gradisteanu's in 1654, with spire and one room varuita fresh and white. At least 0.1% in expanses of woodland, rediscover the intensity simple things: bread, water, and grace and undisturbed. Insulation guards them on the evil monks world does not have strong barriers.
Monahii are generally aged, it's hard to say what they were entered into monahie, and especially why they chose pustnicia from Bunea, insulation and minuses loneliness. The Social-Democratic partying forced the need and night prayers, once he gets there, you begin to understand why whats the real climb to the LORD. In their stranele dull years, monks he matched steps nevazutele duhovnicesti steps, praying not for their troubles, but for real stramtorati of poverty, diseases and wars, for redemption of the world.
Abbot is both a place to rest and prayer, but also of purification of mind and ugliest sign to all who wished to do so.
The Church dedicated to the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel inside the Hermitage Bunea
Here is also a old church which is Holy Itzac Arhangheli WITNESSES go. The Church was raised in 1654 and is a masterpiece of simple things, and well done in the corner of this country and is a mirror of the soul its inhabitants these places: simplicity and beauty. The Church was renovated several times over the years, but has kept the originality and the air of seniority which I can smell in the entire seclusion.
The Church dedicated to St. Trinity - Vulcana de Sus
Of the document relating to common land reform its inhabitants of liquidities we will aspect and what is its meaning Dambovitei Marko Bela, shows small number of inhabitants who would be Vulcana village top material and their status.
Top Vulcana Parish was born in the year 1908 by removing Parish Church in liquidities we will branch of which was by then. Old Church was Holy hierarch hramul Nicolae and was placed in the center village, on a plot of land located next to the main street donated church founders.
In the year 1905 there have been repairs, but in 1940 due to large earthquake has been no need for a major overhaul which was carried out between the years 1943/85 and 1945. After these repairs made during this period, the church was left without old painting interior, mopping even pisania vestibule of church. Between the years 1970-1972 because of advanced defect (plunders from the walls, cracks who took proportions) met a commission that has drawn up a report and documentation of major repairs, this being approved by passing to restore old church. Degradation being too strong in the year 1976, on the eve celebration all saints Apostles Peter and Pavel have been commenced demolition old church, and with the Good God that in third Slavit, on 15 July, the same year, it has been the cornerstone of the new churches. Communist leaders prevented complete the construction church, reaching even to terminate them work in the year 1976. After 6 months, the works have continued provided that in parallel, villagers to build Nursery School and Medical Center village, buildings which have been raised in that time. New Church was raised between the years 1976-1981. Work and painting lasted for 2 years, 1982-1983.
Catapeteasma and its furnishings have been sculpted artistic in oak wood.
The Church is in the shape of a cross with a spire over naosului and other two small above pronaosului so far. Next to the church has been built and graveyard has been extended in 1989. The Church received hramul Holy Trinity on the day of 6 November 1983. On this occasion the Church was endowed with gifts and objects donated good believers, that he now had a exhilaration that I've seen the top Vulcana church built after these attempts heavy and obstacles put up by the communist regime.
After the revolution in 1989, parish Church Vulcana top have been restituted forest land and taken abusively seized during the communist regime. In the year 1996, the Church was painted on the exterior. In the year 2005 it has been the cornerstone of a clopotnite with an Annex comprising 2 rooms and a hall with interior staircase for access to housing. In the year 2007 have been completed work. In the future it is intended to be long village cemetery (located in the immediate vicinity of the church) with Gard with the net.
The church dedicated to the Assumption - Vulcana-Băi
The foundation of the present church was laid on August 2, 1934; to set in place the foundation of the church which was destroyed by fire. Construction was completed in 1939.
The current parish church was built in the same place that was modest but well-kept church, which was built in 1780 by parishioners since the village and was repaired in 1888 and 1926.
Area Church today is 232 m2 cross-shaped, with three towers, 31 m long, wide 9, 5 m. Built of concrete and brick foundation and the concrete vaults.
In the churchyard is the steeple wooden closet covered with galvanized iron and concrete and brick covered with tinplate. We find also ornamental trees and rafts. Fencing is made of fence groove around.
International Ecumenical Centre - Vulcana-Băi Perhaps the most important construction after 1990 is this religious complex from Vulcan Bai who is both a popular tourist spot, but a settlement interfaith interesting.
The complex Interreligios from Vulcana-Bai makes this small locality in Romania to represent unique in Europe, hosting, in a range of a few thousand hectares, three wells of prayer under the same sky.
The fading afterglow and their construction have been a Christian, two Jews and family of a Muslim. Located at 20 km from 2,077 Targoviste, the seating interreligioasa from Vulcana-Bai shall mean a place of pilgrimage for Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, but there's also a tourist attraction point for foreigners.
Synagogue, Mosque and Church are built on three hills in the area called Brăneasca of Vulcana Cottages were built based on three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
Now only the Orthodox Church is also officiating jobs. The synagogue and mosque are symbolic center but can officiate services, if any believers who want to come to pray here.
Church was declared in 2000 as having monastery regime, where there are jobs. The patron of the church is "Beheading of Saint John the Baptist". Here is a small piece of preserved relics of St. John the Baptist, donated by Patriarch of Jerusalem, Diodorus.
Church is built on the highest hill and is larger than the other two churches, showing difference in the number of believers. It is built in a traditional form of the cross, it has all rooms of a church altar, the nave, narthex and an open porch in Brancoveanu style.
The interior is decorated with fresco and lime wood carvings made by locals.
Judaism is represented at the International Ecumenical Hebrew Synagogue. In terms of construction, it is simple with 12 windows, representing the tribes of Israel. Also appearing Star of David and the candlestick with seven arms.
Mosque at the International Ecumenical different from other buildings in that it is directed toward Mecca and not toward the East.
The building and the churches helped ctitorirea a Christian, Ion Popescu, two Hebrew, Rubi brothers and Michael Zimmerman and a Muslim family, Leila and Omar Akill
The establishment of three settlements show the idea of Harmony among believers in Romania regardless of affiliation to one of the three major world religions, all three of worshiping the prophet John.
Exclusive Centre received donations from the patriarch of Jerusalem and Palestine Diodorus including relics of saints and sacred stones. One is a sacred stone at Mount Sinai, stone tables that have carved the Ten Commandments, or white stone at the grave of David. Here there is a fragment of stone coming from Joseph's house in Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood and a piece of stone grotto at Lazarus raised from the dead by Jesus. For all this there is authentication documents to Constantinople, the Grand Rabbi of Israel, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem or Gaza Ministry of Culture.
Its existence shows once religious pluralism and religious tolerance between inhabitants.
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Old and New houses
The houses reflect the places and souls of men. Over time, residents have built what they could and felt housing for themselves and their families. If until the nineteenth century adobe houses were wooden and rather small, their architecture is changing as construction materials (brick, concrete etc).
Since the twentieth century, after the Second World War, the houses are built larger and even a floor.
Apart from the churches described above are found a few houses memorials and monuments that complete seats charm. An old mill over a hundred years draws particular attention.
The natural environment is attractive and invites to long walks and dense, and the scenery is great: together with hills, valleys and meadows that in summer season when nature explodes just many shades of color is absolutely beautiful color contrasts happily and draw the eyes and soul, mountains in the distance seen wearing a white robe of snow last winter.
Due to the abundance of forests and hills of the area in recent years have created good conditions for Enduro competitions, ATV and mountain biking, attracting many lovers of this sport from these places, but also in the cities of the south.
Spa tourism – ape Vulcana-Băi
Transforming resort village volcano became gradually with the discovery of concentrated mineral water springs containing large amounts of chromium and iodine. The first description about the beginning was made in 1902 by Dr. GT Zissu. The late nineteenth century children guarding the cattle on the outskirts of the volcano, sometimes scours found a dark liquid that burned. Locals gather this liquid and it caused their finding that the lamps burn. Trying to dig exploit this liquid began to give to 100 m depth over a blanket of abundant salt water and pressure. Exploiting these waters began sometime around 1885 because of recommendations made by Dr. Demetrius Iovitiu doctor of Targoviste. At first it was four spring then they found another three springs. It created a company for the operation and distribution of water in the village called "Health" and has created a People's Bank called "Armas-good", both developing in the next 30 years. They represented the cornerstone of the organization of resorts. The resort operated between 1911-1940. Bai Vulcanei operation during this period brought its first name "Regina Waters iodide." It seemed that many people treated in this period had only words of praise. The coming war and then the Communists came to power led slowdown in its growth and even stagnation. The year 1989 brought new momentum and resumed the transformation of the resort village. Due to lack of domestic capital still remained unfinished dream and expects further investments to the area. The year 2011 brought a new breath and a new attempt to resume studies on the transformation of the village in spa, but again lack of money and support from the state concretely and continuously made the only notable achievement to be a popular Panel water in the area, sources restoring iodine and in no case resort.
Geographical area: Subcarpatii Ialomiţei
Type Area: hill
Basin / river / stream: Vulcana
Settlement: Deal Stânii (693m alt.)
Offer: mineral and petroleum (similar to those in Govora: concentrated chlorine, calcium, magnesium, iodine, bromine.
Indications of water in the area known
Internal cure: a mineral water spring (sulfur, bicarbonate, sulphate, calcium, chlorine, magnesium and) indicated in digestive disorders (gastritis), hepatobiliary (hepatitis), skin (allergies), renal (kidney stones, pyelonephritis).
The tourist routes may include both churches, monuments, and forests and hills in the area with outstanding views that greet you everywhere.
Example of a tourist route that lasts 2-3 days in the area and to reach some of the items proposed. The route can be covered partly by foot, car or bike and physical environment requires an effort.
International Ecumenical Center
Park Apostles Saints Peter and Paul
The church dedicated to the Assumption
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Customs and traditions
"Here the sun rises shining like no where winters here are the most fun, everything seems covered with a blanket of crystal and tobogganing is always ready for racing săniuţele. Here autumns are rich with tasty apples, plums, grapes and remember and fine wine, the brandy tasty ... the volcano springs are full of song, twinkle and a unique fragrance ... and summers are also bathed in an infinite joy. "
Vulcana-Băi holidays as other common are numerous and well etched in the memory of local residents, they having a close relationship with their traditions and occupations.
On 29 June every year is the commune's Day Saints Peter and Paul Day, during which many cultural events taking place both formations of the commune, and invited further.
We remember ballads, ballads, carols, wedding orations, tales and riddles and many other people's creations, which were known here, he said or sung on various occasions. Villagers in the valley of the volcanoes stubbornly kept everything received from ancestors, adding soul, their joys and sorrows of this dowry that have passed it on to us.
The urge to culture and civilization are increasing at the same time and reason and purpose for the meeting village residents during the holidays or major events in their lives (weddings, religious holidays etc). Daily life has become in fact an act of culture applied and reflected on how they dressed, how they decorated their homes, how they reacted each other for holidays.
The song playing was both time being, but at the same time and celebration for both children and adults. The tools have been developed over time using nature as a wellspring of material for them meşteşugi: whistle, horn, leaf (leaf while playing the simple request seems so much cleverness).
Like the song, the games can be considered largely through cultural events and even art. Games were organized in their leisure time on holidays and only for the pleasure of play, then the game participants sought to be as nice, for their satisfaction, as well as those who watched them. Games are like everywhere in Muntenia executed by groups of boys and girls and on special occasions participates everyone from children to the elderly. Some games were imported.
The most popular here is called "Hungarians" or "Ca-to-Breaza". In these two games, the lads have the advantage of choice and call girl at play, while games in the circle, you begin lads, girls come and sit next to who they like. One of the famous bands to 2004 area called "Young Wallachian" whole community coming to the performances.
Modern dances such as the waltz, tango, disco, broke much later came complete with bands of not missing and other instruments such as guitar, accordion, battery, organ etc.
Traditional folk costume has survived more northern area of the mountains and is seen especially festive days (days of the village, various celebrations etc) at demonstrations or folklore.
The emergence of school libraries and cultural centers represented an important step in enlightenment and Jewish leaders in increasing access to culture and civilization. The school library was founded in 1905 and then included only a few books and pamphlets, data Şcoalelor house in the county or by private families.
In 1902 and first appeared cultural circles, like Smelly Cultural Circle who met 21 teachers and teacher in 8 villages. In 1903 the conference was held at the school in Cucuteni and were treated following topics: love of school, teacher's role, Pellagra.
Group "Mlada Vulcănene" in the mid-2000s were the true events attended by blowing across the village.
Primary School Vulcana Bai initiated besides regular school festivities end of the year, when distributing the awards, celebrations that were in the program plays, recitations and songs on one or two voices. In 1903 and 1904 were played parts: "The laughing and crying", "People's Bank", "Calin steward."
Also in ancient times there are many habits that we will continue this traditional festivals linked to Romanians, namely the winter holidays and the related changes in the folk calendar: Carols, Christmas, Pluguşorul, Capra, Epiphany Mărţişorul and martyrs Palm, Vigils, Easter, Resurrection and Ascension St. Elias and summer estates Sânzienele sau Drăgaica Paparuda Sumedru's Fire Night of St. Andrew Claca and Șezătoarea
CAROLS - since the night of 23 to 24 December, from midnight until dawn streets of small villages singers voice resounds, which cap bag with neck and ears go from house to house and shouted at the lighted windows "Hi Christmas Eve morning / Trick or treat ".
PLOW - it is one of the most common winter customs and agriculture is an ancient custom symbolizing the main occupation of Romanian peasants and which has the message earth work (plowing, sowing, reaping, threshing, field fruitfulness, abundance of crops, wheat milling, sifting flour , breadmaking and Buoys and hosts diligence and health).
GOAT - is usually brought on land Dâmboviţa of Moldova, after the first world war. Goat head is made of two pieces of wood, which hit carol song sounds in rhythm.
SORCOVA - The new year evening, the children walk with sorcova, wishing the inhabitants as the new year bring all the best and happiness. Sorcova was once made of branches of apple, plum, cherry or rose bud made of St. Andrew and adorned with red tinsel.
CHRISTMAS TREE - is awaiting Christmas tree and children to "Santa" called the SE, which comes with many gifts Christmas. It is a Westerner usually came from town to village, from the second half of the century. XIX. The real Santa Claus, the tradition of the Church, is St. Nicholas. Children in Romania could happen as Santa Claus to bring one rod (for the bad ones). The story of Santa Claus begins with an old man named St. Nicholas.
SLAUGHTER OF THE PIG - Another Romanian specific usually practiced in the period before Christmas.
TWELFTH DAY - (6 January) and St. John (January 7) almost form one and the same celebration and sanctification means the waters as Jesus went down to the Jordan River for baptism. On this day the priest consecrates the water, and people go to church and receive holy water "holy water" that are sprayed and their houses, animals, fountains. These celebrations marking the end of winter holidays.
PALM - Palm has has ancient roots Feast, being attested in Roman society as a day dedicated to the goddess Flora.
DENISE - are some of the most profound, beautiful and inspiring Christian services. They are held in Holy Week
EASTER - is the holiest feast of the Christian calendar. At night, after the roosters sang first, all the souls awakens villages for leaving the church.
ASCENSION - HEROE'S DAY
Christian church in our community celebrates 40 days after the Resurrection a great event, namely Ascension of Jesus.
MĂRȚIȘORUL - Trinket wire, rope 365-366 days was spun Dochia while climbing the mountain sheep.
SAINT ILIE - is the day to celebrate the sun god (Sant-Elijah) on July 20.
SAINT ANDREI - the night of St. Andrew is a magical night when the girls are going to know the weird (future husband) or can look back and unravel mysteries or enigmas of the past. Also this night can ward off evil spirits in the house in various ways.
SÂNZIENELE or DRĂGAICA - During this period most plants are in full bloom, and on this day the women go and collect medicinal herbs, herb teas, and gird middle with chicory. Sânziene dew collected on this day is used in eye diseases. DRAGAICA - is mentioned by Cantemir in his "Description of Moldova", celebrated every year on June 24, called the people and Midsummer.
PAPARUDE - rain is a ritual practiced in Romania and has a pagan origin, the name being derived from the Slavic goddess Perperuna. The ritual takes place in spring and during the drought in order to invoke rain. Children wearing clothing made from plants, singing and dancing in the streets of the village, stopping at each house for the hosts to addressing songs that bring rain wet fertile. Paparude Parade consists of girls, and one of them acts as a goddess plant, adorning it with leaves and flowers.
SUMEDRU'S FIRE - practiced on the eve of St. Demetrius. Typically specific traditional area, which runs on the night of 25 to October 26.
CLACA and ȘEZĂTOAREA and ancient past event get is usually met especially during the winter season when the village women gather in large groups rotate to each house and manage to weave, sew or knit family needed different things (hats, gloves, socks, sweaters , scarves etc) during which they talk and share their different knowledge of a range of household activities (cooking, animal husbandry, raising children, etc.). These meetings are sometimes invited men who can contribute through various activities (occupations) to the smooth conduct of meetings.
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