Hello everyone!!! Welcome back to www.traveleruniquevibes.com ! Ah, how much I’ve missed writing... so much that you can’t even imagine. I was so caught up with school that I barely had time for myself . 9th grade easy? No, not when you live in Romania and you’re actually at the best high school in town ❤ I’ve missed you, my dearest people. Who never stop reading my articles and giving me lovely feedbacks. I’ve missed you all so much. Really. And because I’ve seen that our community here had increased, I want to say to you, the new ones on my blog, a warm “Welcome!”

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~Carei~

This article, as the title of its says, it’s about Carei town. Most of you don’t know about it, I’m sure, but no problems. I’ll tell you everything you need to know about it, how important it was in the Romanian history and of course I’ll show you the tourist attractions of its.

Carei is a small town , compared to other ones. As little as it is, it actually has a very important history, and of course, is the last part of Transylvania which was recuperated by the Romanian forces from Hungarian occupation.

After the collapse of Austria-Hungary at the end of World War I, Carei became part of the territory ceded to Romania in 1920 under the terms of the Treaty of Trianon. In 1940, under the auspices of the Third Reich, which imposed the Second Vienna Award, Hungary retook this territory from Romania. During World War II, however, it was taken back from Hungarian and German troops by Romanian and Soviet forces on 25 October 1944, day which has been celebrated since as the Day of the Romanian Armed Forces.

Although between 1760 and 1920 the town was the seat of Szatmar county, the industrial development is not significant and it basically preserves its agricultural specific until about 1960. In 1926 it was attached to Sălaj county. After 1945, Carei is included in the Baia Mare district, and after 1968, along with the administrative-territorial reorganization of the country, it returns to Satu Mare county.

Until World War II, the industry of the town consisted of mills, the Oil Factory “Ardealul”, a station for collecting and fermenting tobacco and some small workshops. During the Communist period, Carei gradually turned into an industrial town.


Károlyi castle

The most important historical building in the city is the Károlyi castle. Built originally as a fortress around the 14th century, it was converted to a castle in 1794, undergoing further transformations during the 19th century. The manor is surrounded by an arboretum, covering a surface of about 30 acres (12 ha) and containing a great variety of species of trees and plants. Also, in the park are located various rare plants and a plane tree which is considered the parks oldest tree, planted in 1810.

Once, property of the Karolyi family clan today the castle houses a museum exhibition of historic interiors that reproduce the ambience of the former castle, a library and an exhibition of local history.

The castle is a 2 level building with an old style horse-drawn carriage entrance. Inside the castle is dominated by a reception hall paved with mosaic and equipped with huge fireplaces. At this floor is situated also the family chapel and the dining room. The south wing of the first floor was occupied by the Karolyi family’s apartments and the rest of the rooms functioned as apartments for guests. After the renovation of the castle the first floor’s 10 halls were decorated with historical furniture and interiors.

 


The monument of the Romanian soldier a.k.a Liberation Memorial is made by Vida Gheza and as the castle, has a very important meaning in Romanian’s history. The whole monument is made of white stone and it’s huge. The frontal opening measures 18 meters wide and 12 meters high. It is composed out of five symbolic elements : a peasant’s head, inspiring dignity and stability ( symbol of the peasant rebellion), a gate similar to the gates from Maramures ( the sacrifice gate), a woman planting a flower ( symbol of renewing), the face of a soldier ( symbol of the eternal flame) and an obelisk. On this one, is registered a text in Romanian : “Glory to the soldiers of the Romanian Army, fallen in the battles for the liberation of the country”.


And the last tourist attraction that I had visited is the Romanian Orthodox Cathedral the Holy Dimitry Deviling the Sir known in Romanian as Catedrala Ortodoxa Romana Sfantul Dimitire Izvoratorul de Mir. Unfortunately it was closed by the time I arrived there and I only took some photos from the outside .


And with that being said, that's all for today. Thank you for reading my article! I really hope that you like it, and i apologise that i wasn't so active those weeks, but again, school is school you know? :)

Until next time ,

 

Much love,

~Lore^^