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[29 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Adormirea Maicii Domnului” Church from Agapia Monastery

“Adormirea Maicii Domnului” means “The Death of St Mary Mother of Jesus”. This church from Agapia Monastery represents the secondary church of the monastery. The building is located a few meters away from the monastery, outside its walls, among the houses that belong to the nuns.
With a beautiful architecture, the wooden church was built with three towers each with an octagonal shape. We don’t know exactly when this church was built but the historians are placing the “birth” of this religious settlement either in the XVIII century or in the …

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[11 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Nicolae Grigorescu’s paintings from Agapia Monastery

Agapia Monastery is embellished for eternity by the saints painted by Nicolae Grigorescu between 1858 and 1861. He was hired to do this job by Tavefta Ursache, the abbot of Agapia Monastery. She saw an icon of St Mary painted by Nicolae Grigorescu, that we can see today in the museum of the monastery and she was convinced by his talent.
Although he was just 20 years old when he started to paint the interior of Agapia’s church, Nicolae Grigorescu manages to create an immortal piece of art, which successfully combines …

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[15 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Touristic route from Agapia Monastery to Agapia Veche Hermitage

The history of Agapia Monastery and its surroundings is very old and tightly connected to Agapia Veche Hermitage located on a hill, near the monastery. Agapia Veche Hermitage is approximately 2 km from Agapia Monastery in a plane behind the green trees of the forest. You can reach this place by car, on a dirt road or on foot by following a marked trail that goes through the forest. The road to Agapia Veche starts in the parking from Agapia Monastery. Where you see the touristic sign that shows Sihla …

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Religious Collection from Agapia Monastery, Neamt County

The religious museum from Agapia Monastery was built in 1927 and is the first religious museum that gathers not only religious objects but also weaves, wooden sculptures and ornaments from different areas of Romania. The exhibition is organized in 4 big rooms and 2 halls and the objects are thematically organized.
In the first room you’ll see old icons from XVI and XVIII centuries, a collection of old crosses, manuscripts, old printings, a panaghiar (panaghiar is a vessel made out of silver or gold that holds an icon of St Mary), …

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[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Agapia Veche Hermitage – Neamt County

Location: Agapia Veche Hermitage is situated at 2 km from Agapia Monastery. This is one of the oldest religious settlements from Moldavia.
Address: sat Monastery Agapia, village Agapia, Neamt County, postal code 617010
Patron of the monastery: “Schimbarea la Fata a Domnului – The Changing of the Face – of Jesus” (6 August)
Short history
Agapia Veche Hermitage is located on a hill at approximately 2 km from the Monastery Agapia and this is the birth point of the religious life in this area. Here, in the second half of the XIV century, some …

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[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Agapia Monastery – Neamt County

Agapia Monastery is located at 9 km from the town of Targu Neamt, at 43 km from Piatra Neamt and to approximately 7 km from DN15C (national road), at an altitude of 480 m. The architectural complex is formed by 2 buildings: Agapia Veche Hermitage, which was built  in the year 1585 by Petru Schipul and Agapia Monastery, raised with the money of Hatman Gavril in the year 1642 – he is the brother of prince Vasile Lupu – and rebuild by prince Sutu after the fire from 1821. Painted …