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Cozia Monastery

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Address: Calimanesti-Caciulata, Calimanesti 245600, Romania
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+40 744 109 208
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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interseting place

It was probably the 5th or 6th time for me being here, but now my Italian group friends were very intersted for having a tour of it. It was 1st time for them within a Romanian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ploiesti, Romania
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Ploiesti, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was probably the 5th or 6th time for me being here, but now my Italian group friends were very intersted for having a tour of it. It was 1st time for them within a Romanian Monastery ant they were in loved of it.....for the future they have asked me to make a plan for visiting the beautiful monasteries in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here from Curtea de Arges, after a beautiful drive through the Carpathian Mountains. The building is very nice. We dud not go inside.

Thank wisniak
Iasi, Romania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pretty nice monastery and one of the few places to visit in Caciulata. Really worth to take a visit here.

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cozia Monastery is a medieval monastic complex, placed in Calimanesti city, on the side of Olt River. It is The Old Mircea regnant foundation, it is extended and refurbished during the time, from Middle Age till now. It is orthodox religion. It can be visited all days, you can pray, buy religious objects. The monastery is surrounded by very special... More 

1 Thank Mirela T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It is one of the most beautiful monastery in this part of Romania. It is really impressive how the orthodox ritual was kept and the architecture also. by the other hand, you can find here a piece of the Romanian history. A must see place.

1 Thank Adrian V
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Eastern Orthodox Cozia Monastery was erected between 1387-1392. It is the most visited monastery in Romania and has some of the richest history. It is certainly worth having a look at it if you are travelling through that area.

1 Thank Bob L
Poznan, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It is the best example of Byzantine architecture in Romania (build before the fall of Constantinople) and a burial place of the most important ruler in Wallachian history Mircea the Elder (grandfather of Vlad the Impaler "Dracula"). Must-see while driving through the valley of Olt.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

A nice church,monastery actually with great history. Great location, it also have a small museum with holy stuff. Always to return when you need time for yourself, or just to see a very nice monastery.

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Alba Iulia, Romania
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It is always a pleasure to stop to this beautiful monastery and take a breath of fresh air. History and nature combine in here. The Olt river in the back of the monastery completes the scene of peace and silence.

1 Thank Remeny R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tranquil and scenic monastery - it's so different to anything we are used to in the UK. You walk in for free as you should, unlike many places in the UK. The Romanian locals are so hospitable and helpful but at the same time you are able to relax without being bothered. When we went is... More 

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