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Putna Monastery, Putna

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The Putna monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery, one of the most important cultural, religious and artistic centers established in medieval Moldavia; as with many others, it was built and dedicated by Prince Stephen the Great. Putna was founded on the lands perambulated by the Putna . Stephen the Great is famous for building and influencing the building of dozens of churches and monasteries all over Moldavia . The Putna Monastery houses the tombs of Stephen —nowadays, a place of pilgrimage —, and several of his family members. The icon veils and tombstones are held as fine examples of Moldavian art in Stephen the Great’s time.HistoryRight after Stephen the Great won the battle in which he conquered the Kilia citadel, he began work on the monastery as a means to give thanks to God, on July 10, 1466 - the church was to be dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Previous eremitic life (on the place the monastery was built) was proven by humans buried deep under the foundation of the oldest buildings from Stephen the Great. A chronicle of the time mentions that Stephen bought the Vicovu de Sus village in exchange for 200 zlots, and awarded the land and revenue to the treasury of the monastery.
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  • The monastery hosts the tomb of Stephan the Great, famous Moldavian leader. It is situated in a beautiful area of hills and forests  more »
  • Another example of a medieval monastery. Built in the mid 15th century by Stephen the Great, whose tomb lies within, together with that of other family members.  more »
  • Knock on wood with the kotzkotzkozkots evening at five o'clock and echoes in the mountains, attracts monks. There is a two-hour evening he is regional expression, further set up candles in the sculpture of the Holy Spirit (or Seraphim), it blows up near the ceiling during worship, was interested.
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