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Cozia Monastery

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Address: Calimanesti-Caciulata, Calimanesti 245600, Romania
Phone Number: +40 744 109 208
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Beautiful Architecture in a Scenic Area

The Eastern Orthodox Cozia Monastery was erected between 1387-1392. It is the most visited monastery in Romania and has some of the richest history. It is certainly worth having... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bob L
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Eastern Orthodox Cozia Monastery was erected between 1387-1392. It is the most visited monastery in Romania and has some of the richest history. It is certainly worth having a look at it if you are travelling through that area.

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Poznan, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It is the best example of Byzantine architecture in Romania (build before the fall of Constantinople) and a burial place of the most important ruler in Wallachian history Mircea the Elder (grandfather of Vlad the Impaler "Dracula"). Must-see while driving through the valley of Olt.

Thank BalkanTurist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A nice church,monastery actually with great history. Great location, it also have a small museum with holy stuff. Always to return when you need time for yourself, or just to see a very nice monastery.

Thank catalin d
Alba Iulia, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It is always a pleasure to stop to this beautiful monastery and take a breath of fresh air. History and nature combine in here. The Olt river in the back of the monastery completes the scene of peace and silence.

Thank Remeny R
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tranquil and scenic monastery - it's so different to anything we are used to in the UK. You walk in for free as you should, unlike many places in the UK. The Romanian locals are so hospitable and helpful but at the same time you are able to relax without being bothered. When we went is... More 

Thank Currypolice
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If, by any chance, you are traveling by car and drive from Sibiu to Bucharest, via Pitesti, then you'll pass by Cozia Monastery. The Monastery is situated between the River Olt and the National road E81. There is no detour, you have access from the E81. There are no charges to visit or for parking.

Thank nick i
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

On the road from Sibiu to Bucharest just before the spas take over the road. Frescos are beautiful and chapel is covered in frescos. The white monastery building around the chapel is worth the view too. There are still monks living there. Go through the old kitchen to catch a glimpse of the river! Enjoy the flowers and the silent... More 

Thank Ankie D
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Next to main road Râmnicu Vâlcea to Sibiu. Easy access. Good driving break-up. Good food and beding around. Fabulous views. Medieval history and architecture. Woods, hills and mountains trails around, accessible including for biking.

Thank Tactic O
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A cozy little monastery along the drive from Bucharest to Sibiu, it was packed with people with a school field trip. Loads of beautiful roses surrounding the monastery. Fresco compared to other churches are relatively new.

Thank Jacqueline A
Pitesti, Arges, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Very old monastery near Olt river in a natural setting . It was built by Mircea cel Batran famous prince of medieval time . The church has old paintings and well-preserved .

Thank Parvu S

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