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Horezu Monastery (Hurezi Monastery)

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Address: Str Manastirii | Satul Romanii de Jos, Horezu 245800, Romania
Phone Number: 250860190
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Nice monastery outside with excellent paintings inside the main church

The monastery is nice on the outside and located on a moderate size hill in a wooded area. It is possible to park at the very top. The various buildings are nice and there were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The monastery is nice on the outside and located on a moderate size hill in a wooded area. It is possible to park at the very top. The various buildings are nice and there were lots of flowers growing in October during our visit. The main church has fantastic paintings on the outside and inside. Unfortunately photos are not allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Impressed by this beautiful place! Quiet and in the mountains, this monastery lives its life in tranquility. I recommend it! It's a must see!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a splendid monastery, a piece of Romanian province Oltenia’s history. Extremely beautiful church with paintings that are amazingly well preserved over the centuries. The whole manastic complex looks very well, clean and tidy, very welcoming. The “Hurezi Monastery” is located in a lovely scenery with easy access from the main road, maximum 10 km. It’s a must for... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I visited this old orthodox monastery - may be the oldest one in North of Oltenia (a South-West part of Romania) - before the 15th of August, day of Saint Marie, one the biggest christian orthodox celebrations.

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Bucharest (Romania)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hurezi Monastery was built between 1690 and 1693 in the reign of Constantin Brîncoveanu. Besides the main church there are 4-5 smaller churches; here is a large monastic complex. The monastery has also a collection of religious art objects. It is an important monastery for the Romanian people. Nearby is a museum collection of folk art from the village Hurezi.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited all the monasteries around Horezu and they all are great,especially Hurezi Monastery.From the front of the monastery it looks like you are entering in a old citadel,but after a few meters you reach the beautiful garden that shelters Hurezi Monastery. Is located in a lovely scenery with easy access from the main road,maximum 10 km.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Horezu Monastery is a wonderful site to visit if you find yourself on your way to Târgu Jiu departing from Bucharest. Established in the late 1600's, the monastery and its splendid mountain setting is one of the most beautiful placed I visited in Romania. A hidden treasure! No wonder that it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Site. Located at... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Romania and it is one of the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO).

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery is one of the most important ones in Romania, being included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List for its stunning pure Brancovenesc style and for the peaceful and beautiful natural area in which Constantin Brancoveanu chose to build this monastery. Besides the architecture, the frescoes are beautifully painted with bright colors, even in the dinig... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Well preserved monastery with nice church in the center of the garden. Wall paint inside the church. Guided tour in Romanian is available. Good point if you are nearby.

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