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.

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.

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.

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.

Mănăstirea Sihla se află la 8 kilometri de Mănăstirea Sihăstria, la 1000 m altitudine, într-o zonă stâncoasă. În apropierea de mănăstire se află peștera în care - în secolul al XVII-lea - a trăit Cuvioasa Teodora, fiica lui Joldea Armașu de la Cetatea Neamțului, cea care va fi cunoscută în lumea ortodoxă drept Sfânta Teodora de la Sihla.

Mănăstirea Sihla se află la 8 kilometri de Mănăstirea Sihăstria, la 1000 m altitudine, într-o zonă stâncoasă. În apropierea de mănăstire se află peștera în care - în secolul al XVII-lea - a trăit Cuvioasa Teodora, fiica lui Joldea Armașu de la Cetatea Neamțului, cea care va fi cunoscută în lumea ortodoxă drept Sfânta Teodora de la Sihla.

Cozia Monastery, is locating close to Călimănești by Mircea the Elder in 1388 and housing his tomb, is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania.

Cozia Monastery, is locating close to Călimănești by Mircea the Elder in 1388 and housing his tomb, is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania.

Conceived as place for retreat and armed resistance, Cetatuia Monastery was built between 1669 -- 1672 by the ruler Gheorghe Duca. For this reason, the exterior wall has fortifications with towers on the corners.

Conceived as place for retreat and armed resistance, Cetatuia Monastery was built between 1669 -- 1672 by the ruler Gheorghe Duca. For this reason, the exterior wall has fortifications with towers on the corners.

Along the Ieud River, 40 km from Vadu Izei, is the ancient and beautiful village of Ieud. Archaeological discoveries show this village dates back to the Bronze Age. In 1365 records show that the village belonged to the Voievode Balc of Cufea.

Along the Ieud River, 40 km from Vadu Izei, is the ancient and beautiful village of Ieud. Archaeological discoveries show this village dates back to the Bronze Age. In 1365 records show that the village belonged to the Voievode Balc of Cufea.

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.

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).

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