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“Not to be missed - a one-of-a-kind cathedral in southern Romania”

The Curtea de Arges Cathedral
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Beaverton, Oregon
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“Not to be missed - a one-of-a-kind cathedral in southern Romania”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

I was injured during a visit to Romania last fall (my own fault), but as we drove back to Bucharest from Maramures, I asked my guide to stop here. I could not leave Romania without seeing this amazing building. It defies any conventional architectural label - the towers are truly unique and the mandalas on the side of the building are very curious (why were they put there?) The interior defies description - the floor to ceiling frescoes are amazing, as are the tombs of Romania's rulers, and we even received a blessing while there (I needed one badly at that time!) Lovely, historical site, set in a grove of trees. Just sorry we missed seeing Horezu, but there's always a next time!

Visited September 2011
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“Wonderful Place of Silence and Peace”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

The church built by Neagoe Basarab (King of Muntenia 1512-1521) is the most valuable religious art and architecture building in Arges area. Now is recently renovated.
Also called the Episcopal Church, it houses the tomb of the first King of Romania Carol I.
It’s architecture is unique, a must see. The 12 interior columns, supporting a dome in the middle and two side towers, have unique different designs. The two side towers characterized by twisting sections of masonry that look like falling on each other
Legend:
The builder was Master Manole, and the legend says that whatever he was building during the day was demolished during the night. Only after he built his wife (Anna) alive, the construction remained standing. The supposed tomb of Anna, wife Master Manole is marked on south wall of the Church.

Visited May 2012
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