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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

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Frasinei Monastery

Calimanesti, judetul Valcea

AddressCom. Muereasca,
Contact personStaret: : Arhim. Neonil Stefan


Frasinei Monastery, with the patron "Adormirea Maicii Domnului (Assumption)" and "Nasterea Sfantului Ioan Botezatorul", is located in Muereasca village, 25 km from Ramnicu Valcea and has in fact, two churches. Frasinei Church, also called the Great Church, with the entire ensemble of buildings in form of a fortress, was founded by Saint Calinic from Cernica, Ramnic Bishop, who built it between 1860-1863. The painting, made in oil by painter Misu Pop, in Tattarascu style, was washed in 1968 by painter Aritium Avachian. This church is a historic monument.

The hermitage of the old church was built of wood by the Bulgarian monks Stefan and Ilarion, in 1710 and rebuilt from wall between 1762-1763. Around this hermitage there were cells but were not preserved. Since 1787, during the Russo-Turkish war, the hermitage was emptied and remains abandoned until 1848, when it is rebuilt by the monk Acache. He closed the church porch with brick, transforming it in pronaos, paints it rooms and rebuild the cells.

The old church keeps the painting since 1763, executed by Teodor Zugravul, and that of the narthex since 1848. The chapel with patron "St. Trei Ierarhi", residential buildings from the south and the east were made by the bishop of Roman Gherasim Safir (1910-1911), which completes the south and east wings of the monastic fortress, on the wall side, which was left unfinished by the St. Calinic in 1888.

At Frasinei Monastery, the monasticism is similar to the monasticism of Mount Athos: women are not allowed to enter in the monastery (only in the upper church they are not allowed, in the lower church women are allowed) and they do not eat meat. In this sense, the St. Calinic settled in 1867 a bond stone at about 2 kilometers from the monastery, where today is a church and accommodation for women.

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