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About Hurezi Monastery

The Hurezi Monastery is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Hurezi Monastery is an Orthodox monastery and was built between 1690 and 1693 by ruler Constantin Brancoveanu (1688-1714).

The monastery is considered the largest monastic ensemble in Romania, located on the river valley Romanii de Jos, under Capatanii mountains, the name originates from the bird Strix  who gave the name of the place.

Monastic ensemble is composed of:

The monastery church, dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helena.

Infirmary church, founded by ruler's wife, Mrs. Maria (Mary), in 1696.

Hermitage "Holy Apostles", founded by Ioan Arhimandritul abbot of the monastery in 1698.

Hermitage of St. Stephen, called after eldest son of the ruler, founded by him in 1703.

The place is a remarkable achievement of  Brancovean art, distinguished by originality, mastery of lines and colors.

Craftsmen who created this masterpiece are Istrate carpenter, mason Manea and  craftsman of stone Vuca┼čin Caragea, painting was created by Constantin Ioan, Andrei, Stan, Neagoe si Ichim.

Contact and information:

Address: Romanii de Jos, Valcea, Romania

Opening hours: Daily

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