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Brancoveanu Monastery of Sambata de Sus Romania

Brâncoveanu Monastery in Sâmbăta de Sus

At the entrance gate of the spectacular world of Făgăraș Mountains and their snowy peaks that often disappear into the clouds, where the shady valley of Sâmbăta finally breaks out of the mountain grip, there is a monastery whose name echoes through the time and space of Romanian Orthodoxy. Brâncoveanu Monastery or Sâmbăta Monastery, as it is also known, has …

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Caldarusani Monastery near Bucharest Romania

Căldărușani Monastery – Spiritual Destinations near Bucharest

The legends say that the monastery of Căldărușani was built over just 100 days in the year 1638, when the ruler of Walachia, Matei Basarab, discovered this idyllic place lost in the depths of the Vlăsia Forest that used to cover a huge surface during those times. Surrounded by the water of Lake Căldărușani and resembling a veritable fortress, the …

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The Museum of Glass Painted Icons of Sibiel

The Museum of Glass Painted Icons in Sibiel

A true temple of Romanian religious rural art from past centuries can be found in the charming village of Sibiel, located just 20 km from the city of Sibiu and part of the Mărginimea Sibiului ethnographical area. One of the richest and most beautiful collections of glass painted icons in the world, it presents a world filled with authentic beauty …

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Cernica Monastery outside Bucharest

Cernica Monastery – The Spiritual Oasis outside Bucharest

Travelers through Bucharest can discover a more peaceful place just 20 km from the city, in the middle of nature. Contrasting with the noisy traffic and constant fuss of the capital, this astonishing monastery is surrounded by a charming lake, in perfect harmony with the tranquility within. Inside the once endless Vlăsia Forest, a nobleman called Cernica Știrbei built the …

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Fortified Churches of Transylvania – Cultural Heritage of Romania

The fortified churches of Transylvania are dotting the idyllic countryside in the south of this historical and legendary region, a unique legacy from the troubled medieval past of the region. Once, over 300 of these rural architectural jewels adorned the villages of Transylvania, guarding over their small communities as spiritual beacons and safe retreats. Built between the 13th and 16th …

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Tismana Monastery – Most Enchanting Monasteries of Romania

A place enveloped in a fascinating aura at the limit between spirituality and magic… Tismana Monastery evokes myths and legends that deeply resonate inside your soul. The wooded crests of Vâlcan Mountains are divided by the river, forming an enchanting valley that descends from the mountains. A majestic peak overlooks to the east, while the monastery of Tismana itself rises …

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