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The Mausoleum of Mateiaș: A Tribute to the Heroes of our Nation

Discover the Mausoleum of Mateiaș, a moving monument dedicated to the Romanian heroes who sacrificed for their country in the First World War.

A symbol of the ultimate sacrifice:

The Mausoleum of Mateiaș, located in the commune of Valea Mare-Pravăț in Argeș county, is a memorial complex built in memory of the heroes of the War of National Reunification (1916-1918). The complex includes a mausoleum, a historical-military museum, a bas-relief and a stone bowl from Albești, in which an eternal flame burns in memory of the soldiers who sacrificed themselves.

A testament to the bitter struggles:

Mount Mateiaș was the site of some of the heaviest fighting in the First World War. The "Nămăiești Army Group" heroically held their positions for over 45 days, repelling enemy attacks.

A solemn tribute:

The mausoleum at Mateiaș is a tribute to the courage and sacrifice of Romanian heroes. The bones of over 400 soldiers and officers rest in the mausoleum's crypt, and the names of over 2100 known heroes are inscribed on the marble plaques on the side walls.

Useful information for a memorable visit:

  • Access:The mausoleum is located on the European road E574 (DN 73), 11 km from Câmpulung towards Brașov, on the Mateiaș Hill.
  • Opening hours: the Mausoleum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance at 16:45).
  • Admission: 6.6 lei for adults, 3.3 lei for pupils/students/student pensioners and free admission for children under 7.
  • Tips: Wear decent clothes and respect the solemn atmosphere of the place.
  • Other attractions in the area: Nămăiești Monastery, Oratia Fortress, George Topârceanu Memorial House.

Visit the Mausoleum of Mateiaș and honour the memory of the heroes who brought us freedom!

Further information:

  • History of the mausoleum: The mausoleum was built between 1928-1935, according to the plans of the architects Dumitru Ionescu-Berechet and State Baloșin.
  • Military-Historical Museum: the museum displays exhibits from the First World War, such as weapons, uniforms, maps and photographs.
  • Basorelieful: The bas-relief depicts King Ferdinand I surrounded by Romanian soldiers.
  • Eternal Flame: The Eternal Flame was lit in 1935 and is a symbol of the eternal memory of heroes.
  • Events: ceremonies commemorating Romanian heroes are organized annually at the Mausoleum of Mateiaș.

An exciting and educational experience:

Visiting the Mausoleum of Mateiaș is a moving and educational experience, which gives us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of Romanian heroes and to honour their memory.