HOREZU MONASTERY

Horezu Monastery is the largest of Wallachia and among the few in Europe of this scale built between 1690 and 1693. You can find it in the village of Romanii de Jos, bordered by Capatanii mountains and Negreuleştilor, Costeştilor and Tomşanilor hills. The monastery has been transformed into a refuge for nuns, and it is visited by over 60,000 tourists annually.

In the late seventeenth century, within the Monastery Horezu operated a school of sculpture and painting. Charles Diehl, a specialist in Byzantine art, considered "Le plus beau of toute Roumanie". In 2005, in one of the cells of the monastery Prince Charles of Great Britain stayed for 3 days.