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About Agapia Monastery

The Agapia Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located 9 km west of Targu Neamt, in village Agapia, Neamt distrcit. It was built between 1642 and 1647 by Romanian Voivode Vasile Lupu. The church, restored and modified several times during the centuries was painted by Nicolae Grigorescu, between 1858 and 1861.

It is one of the largest monasteries of nuns in Romania, with 300 to 400 nuns and being second most populous after Varatec monastery .

The monastery was built between 1641-1643. The frescoes painted by Nicolae Grigorescu during 1858-1861 gives great value to the monument.

Agapia Monastery complex is composed of 7 objectives:

Chursch "St. Princes "- dating from the seventeenth
Chapel "Virgin Birth" - dating from 1864
Wooden church "St. John Bogoslov" - dating from 1821
Cells - dating from the nineteenth
Construction site - dating from the nineteenth
Belfry - dating from 1823
Wooden infirmary "Assumption" - dating from 1780
To these is added the house of the writer Alexander Vlahuta (a cell in which the writer lived when he came to visit the monastery), transformed in 1966 into a memorial museum.

Contact and information:

Address: Agapia, Neamt, Romania

Opening hours:
Daily

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