Valea Mănăstirii is a locality situated in Alba county, with a population of 166 inhabitants.

Valea Mănăstirii

Ramet Monastery

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GPS Coordinates:
46,30153 N, 23,52073 E

The monastery in Manastirii valley is one of the ancient Orthodox citadels in Transylvania. One of its wall paintings has the year 1377 inscribed on it. The small church has had a turbulent history: cannon balls, fire and water have alternately assaulted its longstanding walls. Due to the flooding of the nearby stream the church was covered in mud and alluvia for four years between 1926- 1930. The situation was worsened by the consistently high level of groundwater. These conditions led to the destruction of the wall paintings up to 1.50-1.60 m height.

In 1988 the church was raised 2.08 meters higher. Restaurateurs found 9 layers of wall paintings, the oldest dating back to the XIV century. Life in the monastery wasn't unperturbed either. The monks had participated in the Horia, Closca and Crisan uprising, consequently the Viennese court closed down the monastery for 7 years and forbid the restoration of the church. Monastic life started to revive in 1940 till 1959, when the Communists expelled the nuns.

They gathered in Aiud and founded the carpet department. In 1969 they went back to the monastery as civilians and started making carpets. The monastery was granted permission to operate in 1972. Since then new departments have opened, such as the embroidery, knitting, bakery, school, library, doctor's office as well as a museum housing antiquities, paintings, pictures of saints and an ethnographic collection.

Today the monastery is the place of counseling, and the reputation of the woven or knit carpets, and that of the golden and silver embroidery of the priests' robes has crossed the borders. In 1973 the school moved into a new building and since 1995 the monastery has taken upon itself the upbringing of 10 remedial school girls. The new church was raised between 1982-1988.

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Open hours: 9.00-20.00

Contact: tel. 0040-258-880-111

You can speak with us in: EN, RO

Sights in the area: Râmeț gorge Narcissus Road

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