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Beautiful Monastery that needs to be restored

I stumbled upon here yesterday. I love to visit the Orthodox monasteries. This one was beautiful... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2015
ClemsonWendi
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London, United Kingdom
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nice landscape

ratesti monastery is placed into a nice area (on the hill) wherefrom you may admire an entirely... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2013
sleepy_ro
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Bucharest
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Oct 3, 2016
“Old site severely affected..”
May 25, 2016
“There are now two monasteries on the site”
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Str. Principala, Berca 127035, Romania
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

There is a new monastery, but of course we were interested in the old one. Unfortunately it is a sad sight, even shocking, with buildings almost falling appart after land slides few years ago. Instead of building a monstrous cathedral in Bucharest the Romanian Orthodox...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

I was confused by the previous trip advisor reviews. It turns out there is a new modern monastery with a beautifully painted church. There is also an old monastery village site which has been severely damaged by an earthquake. I have never seen earthquake damage...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon here yesterday. I love to visit the Orthodox monasteries. This one was beautiful but with a twist. It is deserted. There was a sign outside in Romanian but from what I could tell they are getting funding to restore. It looks like...More

Thank ClemsonWendi
Reviewed August 18, 2013

ratesti monastery is placed into a nice area (on the hill) wherefrom you may admire an entirely landscape of Buzau valley. It's containing about 40 nuns (or about), and they are experiencing a "private" for of living. The access is easy to find, but no...More

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