Sâmbăta de Sus is a locality situated in Brașov county, with a population of 1439 inhabitants.

Sâmbăta de Sus

Brâncoveanu monastery, Sâmbata de Sus

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GPS Coordinates:
45,69054 N, 24,79468 E

Constantin Brâncoveanu (1688-1714), the ruler of Wallachia built this monastery in 1696, on the place of a church from 1654; to ensure that orthodoxy survives Roman catholicity. Therefore, he settled monks here, founded a school, a printing house and an icon-painting workshop. Despite the fact that more than 150 monasteries and churches were demolished during the reign of the Austro-Hungarians, this remained untouched.

After Brâncoveanu's decapitation and the decree which laid down the proscription of these monastic orders the Court of Wien sent general Preiss to tear down the monastery in 1785.

The lodgings of the monks were destroyed, the church was left in ruins.

The monastery was deserted for 140 years, its restoration began in 1926. In this restoration process, the architecture and the inner paintings of the church were preserved.

The tower is octagonal outside, and cylindrical inside. On the Western wall of the parvis, there is a fresco of the founder. The healing spring, from the XVI century, was renovated. In the museum one can see icons painted on glass or wood from the XVIII-XIX century, as well as old books and church objects. The famous icon-painting workshop is one of the most prominent painting workshops in the country. The monastery is always open for visitors, the museum can be visited according to a schedule.

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Open hours:

non-stop

the museum:

8.30-13.00 and 14.00-17.00

Contact

Tel : 0040-368-506-001

Fax: 0040-368-506-002

Cazare: 0040-368-506-003

E-mail: manastirea_brancoveanu@yahoo.com

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Romanian, English, German, French

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