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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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Beautiful medieval architecture

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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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Bucharest, Romania
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Hurezi Monastery is one out of the 7 UNESCO sites in Romania. Located few kilometers away of Horezu town, it is an imposing monastery with a nice church flanked by tall walls. The Tower Gate is an historic monument; so is the old, little church (Saint Angels) located few hundred meters before the Monastery Gate, on the left hand, which... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

From what I've read, the monastery is built in a unique style that can be only attributed to the location. It's not the typical monastery with wooden roof and painted walls, quite the opposite, huge and white. It was intersting to visit, though we just walked around the grounds and I wasn't sure there was anything else to do there.... More 

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Constanta
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The painted monasteries in Bucovina are world famous but is not the only region of Romania where travelers can find unique religious arhitecture . In Valcea county the beautiful Horezu ( Hurezi ) Monastery is also a UNESCO World Heritage site . Horezu founded in 1690 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu is considered to be a masterpiece of "Brâncovenesc style", the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A very impressive working nunnery at the top of a sweeping cobblestone path. Walls are in good condition. The central church has the usual interior icon paintings which are beautifu with an unpainted exterior. The place is very peaceful and quiet. As you drive up, ignore the tourist goods stalls outside the outer wall and drive to the small parking... More 

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Came across this wonderful place on a field trip with my husband. Superb church. Check out the flue in the nunnery kitchen. An off the beaten track Unesco recording that is well worth seeing.

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Boulder, Colorado
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Horezu Monastery sits beyond the small village in a hilly setting with fruit trees and hay. The long cobblestone path takes the visitor upwards and out towards the fortified walls made with brick and stone (similar to the oldest church in Cortes de Arges). This monastery features intricate carved details in the stonework not seen in other monasteries. Definitely worth... More 

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