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Heroes Monument (1916-1918) in Odobesti, Vrancea County, Romania

The Monument of the Heroes in Odobesti was erected after the First World War, being executed by the sculptor Theodor Burcă. The memorial plaque on the frontispiece invokes the name of the 44 heroes fallen in World War One battles. The craftsmen who built it were three soldiers from the Putna infantry battalion no. 50 that were stationed at Odobesti, headed by Homac Dragomir, a veteran of the World War One battles.

Romania, South-East Region, Vrancea County

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument


height: 3.11 m

State of repair/preservation

No information available

Historical WWI Context

The monument was built in memory of the heroes who fought in the First World War. The First World War, with its sharp battles within the region of Vrancea, then, the Austro-German occupation, also brought about serious damage to this area. It is important to add that the Hill of Odobesti (Magura Odobesti) becomes the headquarters of the German Command during this period, and the area gets inspected in 1917 by Kaiser Wilhelm II himself, who made an overnight stay in Odobesti. 

A history of Romania's participation in World War I can be found on the following website:


State of legal protection

This is an objective included in the List of Historical Monuments, classified as historical monuments type B (VN-IV-m-B-06636), according to the Order of the Minister of Culture no. 2.828/2015


Odobesti Town Hallsti Town Hall


The monument can be visited throughout the entire year. 

Entrance Fee


Public Transport

There are regular minibus / bus journeys through which the town is connected with Focsani. (


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