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Biserica Horezu, Horezu

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The Horezu Monastery or Hurezi Monastery was founded in 1690 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu in the town of Horezu, Wallachia, Romania. It is considered to be a masterpiece of "Brâncovenesc style", known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits, and its painted decorative works.The monastery has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites.
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  • One of the monasteries that are must-see in Romania. The largest of the region, formed by five churches and other buildings. Built between 1690 and 1697 under Constantin Brâncoveanu, it is the best example of the "brâncovenesc" style. The Interior of the main church paintings are impressive, as well as the judgment scene represented on the porch. It also highlights the entrance Atrium, with twelve beautiful carved stone columns. During the summer it offers 20 rooms, in which it is possible to sleep, upon reservation. In 1993 he was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. The opening hours are 08.00 to 20.00 hours in summer and from 09.00 to 17.00 hours in winter. The entrance is free. There is a parking lot just before the first Arch of entrance to the enclosure of the monastery; but it is possible to have a car and a second parking is already found in the inside, close to the Church.
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  • More than 200 years monument of architecture. Very impressive icons and mural. A vivid place, inhabited by about 50 nuns.  more »
  • It was founded at the end of 17th century by Brancoveanu. The location is nice with a lot of forest and nice views. Inside the monastery is quiet a good place to reflect to life and soul issues.  more »