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About Bistrita Monastery

The Bistrita Monastery is an Orthodox historical monument situated in Capatanii Mountains.

Founded by Craiovesti boyars, it was built between 1492-1494. In 1509 the monastery was totally destroyed by Mihnea Voda (Mihnea the Evil, the son of Vlad Tepes (Dracula), the mortal enemy of boyars).

The monastery was rebuilt between 1515-1519 by the Craiovesti boyars. In 1600, Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave) donate the Costesti village to monastery, and later, Constantin Brancoveanu donate to the monastery a bell and a miracle-working icon of St. Anna.

The interior painting is done, in 1850, by Gheorghe Tatarescu and represents portraits of those who founded or repaired the monastery: Barbu Craiovescu, Constantin Brancoveanu, Lady Mary, Lady Despina and BarbuStirbei.

Contact and information:

Address: Bistrita, Valcea, Romania

Opening hours: Daily

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