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Address: Str Manastirii | Satul Romanii de Jos, Horezu 245800, Romania
Phone Number: 250860190
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Peaceful Atmosphere - Beautiful Architecture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Oakville, Canada
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Str Manastirii | Satul Romanii de Jos, Horezu 245800, Romania
Phone Number: 250860190
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Southwest Romania  >  Valcea County  >  Horezu

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