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Agapia Monastery, Neamt County

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ghibumarian
Sebes, Romania279 contributions
A must see in Bucovina
Oct 2020
Best monastery from Bucovina. Very well preserved and most of all very well organised, clean, and you can see the hand from the nuns. Quiet and excelent for meditation. We didnt see the museum, it was closed, but you can buy sweets: sirup and marmelade and its better than all the bracelets or other made in china souvenirs
Written October 25, 2020
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Elphax
Timisoara, Romania535 contributions
Great but crowded
Aug 2020 • Couples
A lot of tourists come here, try to go early in the morning. The beautiful church was painted by the famous Nicolae Grigorescu, so it is completely different compared to all the others in the region. Full of flowers everywhere
Written August 2, 2020
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Goran H
Kastav, Croatia381 contributions
Amasing religious complex
Nov 2019
A complete self-satisfactory monastery where you can find Museum, bakery, food production...
Here you can get an impression of how monarchs and noons are living. The church is small but very well decorated in orthodox style.
Written March 2, 2020
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davidh400
New York City, NY98 contributions
A Jewel in Romania
Jul 2019
In October of 1987 I first came up the road to see Agapia, and this last visit was even better than the first. We were treated to meeting several of the nuns and able to see them work their arts on tapestries and rugs. They showed us their crafts and beautiful grounds and also their dedication to their faith and each other. We had a wonderful meal of fresh food and veggies in the communal dining room which also opened to a view of the surrounding forested hills.Take the time to visit and meet these wonderful serene people.
Written September 2, 2019
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ciprianovich
Romania58 contributions
Wonderful
Jul 2019 • Family
Wonderful place, very quiet and the view it is perfect. It is a perfect place to rest in the nature and forget about everything.
Written July 22, 2019
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carmen p
Medias, Romania128 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2019 • Family
The monastery strikes by the multitude of flowers in the garden which you find in various colors. Must visit!
Written July 8, 2019
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura8,864 contributions
Lovely and very different from the painted monasteries
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lovely little place. It was so colourful with the profusion of flowers. We visited the house of Alexandru P - that was not really worth visiting, however it was very interesting to see the houses where some of the nuns lived on the way. It must be lovely living here. Again, the gardens were immaculately tended and very colourful. There was a substantial museum which was quite interesting. The interior of the church was very beautiful.
Written June 24, 2019
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vtc2017
Miami, FL1,721 contributions
Peaceful place
Jun 2019 • Couples
Agapia Monastery is one the most important Orthodox nuns convent in Romania, initially built between 1641-1643 and later expanded. The monastery is famous around the world due to its interior frescoes painted in 1858 by the great Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu (one of the founders of modern Romanian painting).
The monastery's beauty, peace of mind and serenity can be sensed by the people visiting it. All the flowers, paintings, carpets, and books made by the nuns support those feelings of being into a real oasis of tranquility.
The Agapia Monastery complex is a true architectural jewel, combining the characteristics of the Byzantine style with Neoclassic and Romanian style. The monastery's museum has a collection of medieval art, religious objects and a library with old books and manuscripts.
Written June 6, 2019
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,648 contributions
Probably the most beautiful nunnery in region Moldova. The interior gardens are full of beautiful flowers and the inter
Sep 2018 • Couples
Access is easy, by car, the road has recently been upgraded. There is no charge for parking or access to the monastery. The inner courtyard is full of brightly colored flowers, so everything impresses you from the beginning.
The interior of the monastery is absolutely superb, it is clean and well preserved. The paintings were made by Nicolae Grigorescu, one of the most important Romanian painters. In fact, the icon of St. Daniil, painted in the north, is a self-portrait.
It is absolutely incomprehensible why to take photos inside the monastery is forbidden. Tourists could promote this touristic objective more effectively.
Written October 24, 2018
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AvguyKfarSaba_Israel
Kfar Saba, Israel227 contributions
A disappointment
Sep 2018
It was quite a disappointment- maybe because it was a Sunday there was no sign of any of the Nuns- so we walked around and left
Written October 1, 2018
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