Review: Horezu Monastery (Romania, Wallachia) – Horezu Monastery is one of the most beautiful places in Romania.
I often go to Romania lately. I am already slowly starting to speak Romanian and understand the culture of this ancient people. I have been to many historical and cultural sites in Romania. I can tell and show you a lot of things. Monasteries in Romania is a separate very interesting theme for the lovers of fine ancient architecture, as well as for the orthodox man. There is something to see and feel. I will describe different monasteries in my blogs, but today we will talk about the monastery of Horezu.
The monastery of Horezu, or Mnstirea Horezu if you call it in Romanian, is located in the historical region of Wallachia, on the territory of Romania. This monastery is considered to be the best representative of the Bryncovian style, but you can read about it on wikipedia. I will tell you about what I saw and felt. You will be amazed at the beauty and purity of this godly place. First of all, you will have to overcome the long pedestrian road to the gate to the monastery.
But the scenery that you will be surrounded by is very beautiful and soothing.
Upon entering the territory of the monastery, you will be struck by the beauty and purity of this godly place.
I publish a lot of pictures to say the least. But photos don’t convey the feelings that came over me at the monastery. The main temple of the monastery stands in the middle of a courtyard decorated with lots of flowers and other greenery. The walls of the temple inside are completely covered with ancient frescoes. Believe me, it’s very impressive.
My husband is an artist, the head of the department of monumental painting, and we, of course, photographed fragments of the frescoes for him to study. I am only publishing a small part of the photos. You have to see it for yourself.
Very beautiful architecture and other structures of the monastery. I especially liked the carved staircase railings, twisted columns and arches.
The inhabitants of the monastery themselves are very friendly people. They work hard and spend time in prayer. In a small store in the monastery you can buy different medicinal ointments and jams made of berries and herbs grown on the grounds of the monastery. I couldn’t resist and published for you some photos of wooden gates of houses, located on the approaches to the monastery. Very beautiful wood carvings.
In general, Romania is a very beautiful country and the monasteries are a highlight of it. I highly recommend visiting at least part of them.