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old renovated orthodox monastery like a fortress

Beautiful wood carved traditional gate. Old church surrounded by the walls of the citadel, where... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
ioana S
Bucharest, Romania
Fresh air/peaceful

A great place to find yourself to escape form the speed of the city. Also there are place deep in... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Bucharest, Romania
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3 Oct 2018
“old renovated orthodox monastery like a fortress”
8 Sep 2017
“Fresh air/peaceful”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Polovragi Village, Gorj county, Polovragi 217365, Romania
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful wood carved traditional gate. Old church surrounded by the walls of the citadel, where now are the rooms. Has a museum. The church dating 1505 has beautiful bizantine paintings inside. The monastery is well kept, with a lot of flowers, a lot of visitors...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ioana S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to find yourself to escape form the speed of the city. Also there are place deep in the forest where you can have a picnic and if you aren't affraid to spent the night.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank IOOP81
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The building date of the Polovragi Monastery is about 1505 . The church is built in the Byzantine style . The church is surrounded by the buildings of the Monastery . There are a big collection of vestments, icons, crosses and religious books.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Isabela L
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Amazing location in the natural gorges between Parang and Capatanii Mountains. All the icons and murals are original. Working monastery inhabited by about 20 nuns.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mircea1958
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

There are few places in Romania where pre-Christian beliefs and Orthodox beliefs combine and this is one of them. The monastery has superb surroundings. We entered during winter in the afternoon and the well warmed large church was a mystical experience with the lights turned...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Nun church, very quiet, very nice. If u believe in God u can spend there more than an hour, otherwise 1 hour is enough

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sebastian s
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located in a very picturesque area, at the entry of the Oltet Gorges, which separate the Parang and the Capatana Mountains, not very far from the already known cave of Polovragi; The village and the abbey of Polovragi lie on the left bank of the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Felicia Ileana V
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Another beautiful Monastery with a splendid scenery with the mountains in the back from Transaplina. Inside it is clean, nice preserved and a lot of people come here to relax. It is close to Pestera Muierii, world wide known for it's length.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Guran_Claudiu
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Located in a magnificent landscape, close to Oltețului Canyon. The paintings on the outside, as well as in the inside of the church are superb. From the monastery, you can go and visit the Polovragi Cave for a small fee (6 ron / person).

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Monica_Ioana_Ion
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The location of this monastery is superb, especially in summer. The painting from the facade of the monastery is very unusual, representing the Hell and the sinners... There are two parts of the monastery, the old one and the new one. The new one resembles...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank nick i
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