Churches and monasteries (Videos)

In the 15th-18th centuries, monasteries in Wallachia and Moldavia were generally erected, financed and maintained by enlightened ruling princes, high dignitaries or high clergymen. Monasteries became the main promoters of art and culture, with learned scholars, schools, training centres, libraries, and printing facilities attached to them.
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Daniil Sihastrul (Romanian for "Daniel the Hesychast"; after 1400 — ca. 1482), a saint of the Romanian Orthodox Church, was born into a peasant family at the beginning of the 15th century in a village near Rădăuţi, and baptised under the name Dumitru.

Daniil Sihastrul (Romanian for "Daniel the Hesychast"; after 1400 — ca. 1482), a saint of the Romanian Orthodox Church, was born into a peasant family at the beginning of the 15th century in a village near Rădăuţi, and baptised under the name Dumitru.

Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș este o mănăstire din România situată în orașul Curtea de Argeș. Ansamblul cuprinde biserica episcopală, unul dintre cele mai celebre monumente de arhitectură din Țara Românească.

Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeș este o mănăstire din România situată în orașul Curtea de Argeș. Ansamblul cuprinde biserica episcopală, unul dintre cele mai celebre monumente de arhitectură din Țara Românească.

Sihastria Monastery was founded by the wiser Sihastru Atanasie with his seven more apprentices in 1655. In 1734 the bishop Ghedeon of Husi built a new church, made of stone, on the place of the old one.

Sihastria Monastery was founded by the wiser Sihastru Atanasie with his seven more apprentices in 1655. In 1734 the bishop Ghedeon of Husi built a new church, made of stone, on the place of the old one.

Galata Monastery was built by the ruler Petru Schiopu, and the Church was consecrated in 1584. Its name comes from the neighbourhood bearing the same name from Constantinople (today's Istanbul), where Moldavian rulers used to find shelter when they went to the "Sublime Porte". Just like other monasteries from the region of Moldavia, Galata has an enclosing wall, with a bell tower. Besides, the church of the monastery has been a model for Aroneanu Church (1594),

Galata Monastery was built by the ruler Petru Schiopu, and the Church was consecrated in 1584. Its name comes from the neighbourhood bearing the same name from Constantinople (today's Istanbul), where Moldavian rulers used to find shelter when they went to the "Sublime Porte". Just like other monasteries from the region of Moldavia, Galata has an enclosing wall, with a bell tower. Besides, the church of the monastery has been a model for Aroneanu Church (1594),

The church is representative of Moldavian architecture at the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century. It integrates Walachian influences into its Moldavian form. These include the two towers, one above the naos, the other above the pronaos, and the two rows of blind arcades going around the church façades.

The church is representative of Moldavian architecture at the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century. It integrates Walachian influences into its Moldavian form. These include the two towers, one above the naos, the other above the pronaos, and the two rows of blind arcades going around the church façades.

Dedicated to Invierea Domnului (the Resurrection), the monastery was founded by the Abbot Gheorghe Movila and his brother, and build between 1584-86.

Dedicated to Invierea Domnului (the Resurrection), the monastery was founded by the Abbot Gheorghe Movila and his brother, and build between 1584-86.

Raised on the spot of a religious building from the sixteenth century, Golia Monastery's Church was built between 1650 -- 1653, during the reign of the ruler Vasile Lupu and of his son, Stefanita Voda.

Raised on the spot of a religious building from the sixteenth century, Golia Monastery's Church was built between 1650 -- 1653, during the reign of the ruler Vasile Lupu and of his son, Stefanita Voda.

The Agapia Monastery' (Romanian: Mănăstirea Agapia) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located 9 km west of Târgu Neamţ, in Agapia Commune, Neamţ County. 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.

The Agapia Monastery' (Romanian: Mănăstirea Agapia) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located 9 km west of Târgu Neamţ, in Agapia Commune, Neamţ County. 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.

The Neamț Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Neamț) is a Romanian Orthodox religious settlement, one of the oldest and most important of its kind in Romania. It was built in 14th century, and it is an example of medieval Moldavian architecture. A jewel of 15th century architecture, the church was built during Ştefan cel Mare's reign and finished in the year when the Moldavian army won the battle against King John Albert (1497).

The Neamț Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Neamț) is a Romanian Orthodox religious settlement, one of the oldest and most important of its kind in Romania. It was built in 14th century, and it is an example of medieval Moldavian architecture. A jewel of 15th century architecture, the church was built during Ştefan cel Mare's reign and finished in the year when the Moldavian army won the battle against King John Albert (1497).

Varatec Monastery combines elements of the old Moldavian style of the 15th and 16th centuries with foreign influences of the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. The church is rectangular, with a single apse at the east end.

Varatec Monastery combines elements of the old Moldavian style of the 15th and 16th centuries with foreign influences of the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. The church is rectangular, with a single apse at the east end.

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