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Polovragi Monastery

Polovragi Village, Gorj county, Polovragi 217365, Romania
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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
IOOP81
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Superb Monastery

The building date of the Polovragi Monastery is about 1505 . The church is built in the Byzantine... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Isabela L
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Polovragi Village, Gorj county, Polovragi 217365, Romania
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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.

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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.

Thank Isabela L
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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.

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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

Thank Anfrist
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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

Thank sebastian s
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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

Thank Felicia Ileana V
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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.

Thank Guran_Claudiu
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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).

Thank Monica_Ioana_Ion
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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

Thank nick i
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

The Polovragi Monastery is located in a wonderful natural area, close to Oltetului Canyon, and added with the beautiful architecture makes this monastery a special place to visit. The paintings inside, which are the same like 250 years ago and a nice infirmary, just outside...More

Thank menq
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