Polovragi Monastery
Polovragi Monastery
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Viorel Iosub
Sibiu, Romania1,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The Polovragi monastery complex is located at the foot of Piatra Polovragilor mountain near the Olteț Gorges , on the outskirts of Polovragi in Gorj County . It is close to the Polovragi Cave.
Polovragi monastery is a convent dedicated to the Assumption, architectural monument of Romanian Land of the eighteenth century . It is classified as a historical monument.
Written October 6, 2020
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Stefan_Minoiu
Bucharest72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Even it was a Saturday afternoon, and a wedding was scheduled the place was full of peace and quiet. In the yard and on the small houses around everything was clean and in the right order. Monastery was really full of piece and Good inside.
Written August 28, 2019
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
There are few places in Romania where pre-Christian beliefs and Orthodox beliefs combine and this is one of them. The monastery has superb surroundings. We entered during winter in the afternoon and the well warmed large church was a mystical experience with the lights turned off. The smaller church in the back is really the gem, take some time to admire the exterior decorations and the paintings, it is so cozy. The nuns were performing the 5 o'clock rituals by banging the bells and a wooden plaque.
Written December 25, 2016
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Guran_Claudiu
Timisoara, Romania323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Another beautiful Monastery with a splendid scenery with the mountains in the back from Transaplina. Inside it is clean, nice preserved and a lot of people come here to relax. It is close to Pestera Muierii, world wide known for it's length.
Written May 24, 2016
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Monica_Ioana_Ion
Slatina, Romania43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Located in a magnificent landscape, close to Oltețului Canyon. The paintings on the outside, as well as in the inside of the church are superb. From the monastery, you can go and visit the Polovragi Cave for a small fee (6 ron / person).
Written October 26, 2015
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Dariana2
Constanta2,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
I knew nothing about this monastery when I arrived there with my tour group and it was a nice surprise.

The founder of the present church of the Polovragi Monastery is the chancellor Danciul Pârâianu of Mileşti, according to a document issued by Prince Matei Basarab (1632-1654), on 16th July 1648. He built the church on an old foundation dating from 1505.

The church is built in the Byzantine style on a trefoil plan. The interior painting is preserved in the original form and is about 250 years old. The church is surrounded by the buildings of the Monastery that date from Constantin Brâncoveanu's epoch and form a stronghold.
Written September 11, 2013
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Ioana S
Bucharest, Romania39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
A small monastery filled with history, in a spectacular natural setting. Please visit both churches - they are in pristine conditions.
Written November 28, 2021
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Ioana S
Bucharest, Romania67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Beautiful wood carved traditional gate. Old church surrounded by the walls of the citadel, where now are the rooms. Has a museum. The church dating 1505 has beautiful bizantine paintings inside. The monastery is well kept, with a lot of flowers, a lot of visitors coming by bus.
Written October 3, 2018
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IOOP81
Bucharest, Romania17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
A great place to find yourself to escape form the speed of the city. Also there are place deep in the forest where you can have a picnic and if you aren't affraid to spent the night.
Written September 8, 2017
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Isabela L
Tel Aviv, Israel899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The building date of the Polovragi Monastery is about 1505 . The church is built in the Byzantine style . The church is surrounded by the buildings of the Monastery . There are a big collection of vestments, icons, crosses and religious books.
Written August 25, 2017
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