Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Namaiesti Monastery...

The monastic complex was built by Neagoe Basarab in the 13th Century with its church building being excavated in the stone of the hill. The legend says that at the Namaiesti Convent, Saint Andrew was guided to the wise Dacian hermit but unfortunately he was not there. So Saint Andrew said “Nemo est” (the latin expression meaning “is nobody”) and people kept these words and named the convent “Nama-iesti”.
The monastery church is a cave that houses an icon of the Virgin Mary miraculous .