Cultural Sites














Moeciu de Sus Church and Cemetery

Moeciu de Sus orthodox church was built in 1843 and was restored in 1953. It is a beautiful piece of byzantine art, with the walls painted in vivid colors presenting biblical scenes, specific to Orthodox churches. The church is settled on the top of a hill, in the center of the village, next to  the cemetery. It has a very picturesque location, surrounded by nature and looking towards the Bucegi massif.


The House of Images

"The house of images" is a permanent photographic exhibition about life in rural Romania, found on Valea Bangaleasa, 148. The exhibition is set in a small traditional house and includes a display of ancient cameras and a presentation of different ways to develop photographs. Laurent Jouault, a French artist living in Romania will be happy to reveal you his treasures. Entrance is free. We also reccommend it as a point of attraction for beautiful, out of the common, souvenirs. 

Grandma´s Room

Room garmented in the ancient village style, settled in the home of a young family from Moieciu de Sus. Mari and Cornel, the owners, strive to bring to life again the old tradition of looming in the village. The central attraction in the room is the 50 years old, wooden loom, on which Mari still makes woolen garments, that are displayed all around the room. Apart from the loom, there´s a presentation of the entire process of wool preparation, from the moment it is cut from the sheep, until it becomes a thread. The walls are decorated with traditional costumes from the Moeciu de Sus area, some more than 100 years old, which, on request, can be tried on. 
You can find here original objects, genuine souvenirs, hand made by the owners themselves.

Houses which maintain the traditional architecture
 
The oldest house in the village has an antiquity of 125 years. These old houses are  small, wooden buildings, which generally shelter two rooms. The entrance is surrounded by an outside terrace, richly decorated with wooden carvings. The walls are painted in white and the roof is made up of “sita” – wooden panels, made by craftsmen in the village.  A newer architectual style covers the entire house in carved wood, with a specific form. This is called “dranita”. These houses are painted in vivid colors and combinations of red, white, brown and green. 

The traditional garment in Moeciu de Sus

The female costume:
"The basic element of the women garment is the shirt, by its original name, 'ie'. On top of this shirt, old women used to wear a waistcoat made by wool, while the young women were wearing a waistcoat made by velvet. From the waist down, they used to wear a large skirt, tighted up around the waist with a wool belt. The feet were covered in 'opinci', leather shoes with woolen shoelaces. On the head they used to wear a scarf, embroided with vivied coloured beads.” Ioan Praoveanu, “Asezarile branene – portul popular si tesaturile traditionale".
The male costume:
The male garment is made by a large and long shirt, similar to a dress. The shirt is made from white aba, with small adornments on the margins. The trousers are made by wool and can be either black or white, depending on the color of the wool.  On the waist, the shirt is tighted up with a large leather belt, called “chimir” or “serpar”. They cover their head with black sheep fir caps.
The traditional costumes can be seen in Moeciu de Sus, on request, in most of the inhabitants houses. 
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