The Heroes’ Cross, the world’s tallest cross placed on a mountain peak

The Heroes’ Cross is a historic monument with national and universal value, built between 1926 and 1928 in Romania. 

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The Heroes’ Cross was named the world’s tallest cross placed on a mountain peak by the Guinness World Record

The cross commemorating the Romanian heroes of the First World War, placed on Caraiman Peak in Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathianswas labeled as the tallest summit cross in the world by the Guinness World Record. (source)

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The famous cross commemorates the Romanian heroes of the First World War

There are larger crosses in the world, and summit crosses at higher altitudes, but the Caraiman Cross is the largest such cross at high altitude.

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The Heroes’ Cross is a historic monument of national and universal value, built between 1926 and 1928 in Romania

The monument is 39.5-m-tall (129-ft 7-in) and sits at an altitude of 2,291 m (7,516 ft). The Heroes’ Cross was built under King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania between 1926 and 1928.

King Ferdinand of Romania in 1924

King Ferdinand of Romania, under whose reign the monument was built (photo taken in 1924)

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Queen Marie of Romania, the symbol that created a symbol

The cross was erected at the initiative of Queen Marie of Romania, who had closely followed the implementation of her instructions until the completion of the project.

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Queen Marie of Romania had the idea of ​​building what has recently been named the world’s tallest cross placed on a mountain peak

Unique in Europe, both by the location’s altitude and by the monument’s size, the Heroes’ Cross is one of the greatest monuments in both Romania and Europe.

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The Heroes’ Cross is unique in Europe, both by the location’s altitude and by the monument’s size

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The Heroes’ Cross is one of the most important symbols of Romania

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