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Horezu Monastery - a masterpiece of the 'Brancovean' style.

Horezu Monastery

The beautiful Horezu Monastery, built at the foothills of the Carpathian Mts, is one of the most representative buildings in the Brancovean style. The monastery, with St. Constantine and Helene as its dedication day, built in the XVIIth century, during the Walachian Prince Constantin Brancoveanu’s reign, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.

The monastery is well-known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculptural details, its religious compositions, votive portraits & painted decorative works.

The school of mural and icon paintings established inside the monastery in the XVIIIth century was famous throughout the Balkan region.