Sunday, August 28, 2016

Brebu Monastery...

The Brebu Monastery in Romania is one of the most important architectural achievements of the rule of Matei Basarab and of Romanian art in the 17th century. Constructions began in 1640.
The Romanian Orthodox monastery is located in the present-day locality of Brebu Mânăstirei, Prahova County, Romania. It is situated in the foothills of the Bucegi and Grohotiş Mountains.

The Royal Church, dedicated to the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel is considered unique in Tara Romaneasca. It had the status of „monastery” until the secularization of the monasteries in 1863, when it became a parish church. Between 1957 and 1959 the historical monument has been returned to its original form by restoration.