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Heroes monument (1916-1918) in Panciu, Vrancea county, Romania

The Heroes Monument in Panciu was erected by the sculptor George Dimitriu in the memory of the battles after August 6, 1917, in the Muncelu hill area. On the socket of the statuary group are carved the names of 55 inhabitants of Panciu who fell on duty. On a concrete socket was placed the statue of an infantry soldier with a combat weapon, and the bronze bas-relief placed on the base depicts a scene that took place during the battles.

Right in the centre of Panciu Town, the historical monument dedicated to the heroes of Panciu is preserved, as the carving on the monument reads: "The Heroes of Panciu (1916-1918), for whose deeds of arms and defence of independence in the summer of 1917 the Homeland is grateful."

Romania, South-East Region, Vrancea County

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument


height: 2.75 m

State of repair/preservation

The monument was rehabilitated in 2013

Historical WWI Context

The monument was built in memory of the heroes who fought in the First World War.

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 Historic Monuments, classified as historical monuments type B (VN-IV-m-B-06640), according to the Order of the Minister of Culture no. 2.828/2015


Panciu Town Hall


The monument can be visited throughout the entire year.

Entrance Fee


Public Transport

There are minibus journeys between Panciu and Focsani (


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