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Monasteries

In Prahova, there are about 20 important monasteries to the south of Romania. 

 

If you want to enter the atmosphere of Romanian Orthodox Christianity visit:

  • The Sinaia monastery, named after Mount Sinai where Moses received the tablets of the law from God's hand, close to Peles Castle in Sinaia.

 

  • the Zamfira Monastery (1719-1743), the only work "in fresco" of the great Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu, between 1856-1857, located in Lipanesti

 

  • The Crasna Monastery (sec. XVIII) which houses an iconostasis with gold leaf, that has been made in Vienna in 1853, located in the village Izvoarele

 

  • The Cheia Monastery (sec. XVII) with the church (1835-1839) and ecclesiastical museum and The Suzana Monastery  (1740) with the church St. Nicholas (1880-1882) with original paintings and ecclesiastical museum, accessed from the Cheia-Brasov road

 

  • The Varbila Monastery (XVI century), the place where the great voivode Michael the Brave went ahead to accomplish the Great Union in 1600, located in the village Iordăcheanu, near Urlaţi

 

  • The Jercălăi monastery, which houses the hermitage St. Mary-Cricov of Jercălăi with the wooden church St. Michael and Gabriel (1731), moved, which is the former royal chapel from the Bran Castle, located in the village Iordăcheanu, near Urlaţi

 

  • The Brebu monastery (1640) is considered unique in the Romanian Country, is one of the most important foundations of the reign of Matei Basarab (1632-1654)

 

  • The Turnu monastery (1461) built by Vlad Ţepeş (called Dracula), is in Târgşoru Vechi

 

Others monasteries : Cornu, Buşteni, Dumbrăveşti-Mălăieşti, Şoimari, Bărcăneşti – Ghighiu, Bucov – Chiţorani, Ceptura, Colceag, Poienari Burchii

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