Monastery of Horezu

Vâlcea County, Region of Wallachia Romania



Founded in 1690 by Prince Constantine Brancovan, the monastery of Horezu, in Walachia, is a masterpiece of the 'Brancovan' style. It is known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculptural detail, the treatment of its religious compositions, its votive portraits and its painted decorative works. The school of mural and icon painting established at the monastery in the 18th century was famous throughout the Balkan region.

From our members:

keita visited from 7/8/2014 to 7/8/2014.

JoStof visited from 8/12/2013 to 8/12/2013.