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The Curtea de Arges Cathedral

Curtea de Arges, Romania
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Unique and impressive

The building has lots of different styles and is not the average monastery. The area is part of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JonathanEastwood
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Jerusalem, Israel
via mobile
Architectural gem

Built in the 16th century, this beautiful cathedral has a number of legends associated with it. One... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ShowMeSomething
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Washington DC
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building has lots of different styles and is not the average monastery. The area is part of the park of the city and its very nice to walk around.

Thank JonathanEastwood
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in the 16th century, this beautiful cathedral has a number of legends associated with it. One is that Manole, the main builder, had to sacrifice his wife in the walls in order to keep it from collapsing. Another is that the king never wanted...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

It is imperative to see if you are near. The monastery's construction is related to the legend of Master Manol. Below the urban garden is the master's tap where he is supposed to have fallen and died. Architecturally, it is very impressive, there are quite...More

Thank TerraVR
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Impresive architecture, recently restaurated probably because yhe late king was burried here last year. Worth a visit.

Thank AncaAnnca
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

One of the most beautiful orthodox cathedrals in Romania. Well known by Romanians for the legend about the building of this cathedral: Ana, the wife of the main master builder has been encased in the walls as a sacrifice to prevent the church from collapsing....More

Thank Cristian R
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

If u dont have a guide u must claim for one. The cathedral have a very nice story behind and im not the one to tell it. Also the park, and the monastery from that yard complete a nice day. the cathedral its not the...More

Thank sebastian s
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Cathedral and monastery are very close to each other. Very relaxing and peacefull atmosphere. A place where you can put order in your thoughts.

Thank Duta V
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Beautiful grounds to walk around. A very ornate cathedral an easy walk from hotels and restaurants. Short visit

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Beutiful buildind with amazing art inside. Truely original and different. The garden ariund it is also nice for a quick break and rest .

Thank Noazh
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

While the Cathedral is amazing, the caretakers don't have (in my opinion) a clue about how to attract tourists. They transformed the place into a religious bad joke, selling cheap artifacts. I did not see a note about how the cathedral was build, about the...More

Thank Gabriela C
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