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5 Religious settlements located in picturesque places

21 October 2013 No Comment

12-lacasuri-cult-locatii-pitoresti-oct-2013The charm of Vanatori Natural Park can be experienced by visiting the attractions located in its natural reservations. On the territory of this natural park there are five religious settlements with tremendous importance for our culture and the Romanian medieval art. These monasteries are located in places of rare beauty and offer to pilgrims a true personal and spiritual experience.

Secu Monastery is a religious settlement of 500 years old. The museum of the monastery is a true thesaurus and the collection of religious objects was also appreciated by Nicolae Iorga that called it “the great wonder from Secu”.

Sihastria Monastery is located at just 3 km from Secu Monastery and is famous for some important monks that lived there like fathers Cleopa Ilie, Paisie Olaru or Ioanichie Balan.

Sihla Monastery is located at about 8 km from Sihastria Moanstery and was built on top of Sihla Mountain as a reminder of the life of St Teodora that lived in a cave nearby for most of her life.

Agapia Monastery is well known for the interior paintings of the church that were made by the great painter Nicolae Grigorescu. In this village you can also visit Alexandru Vlahuta Memorial House.

Varatec Monastery was built in 1808 and is known as the monastery with the highest number of nuns from Romania. In Varatec village, which is populated only with nuns, there is also the tomb of Veronica Micle.

These places are visited every year by thousands of pilgrims and the beauty of the places is incredible, especially during autumn when the colors of yellow, red and orange decorate the surrounding nature.

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