Situated on the valley of the river with the same name, it was built in the year 1602 by the magistrate Nestor Ureche (the father of the chronicler Grigore Ureche), on the place of an older wooden hermitage.
The interior painting, of the Renaissance style, dates from the year 1850. In the exterior there is the grave of the metropolitan bishop Varlaam, former apprentice and Superior at this monastery, who printed in Iasi in 1643 “Cazania”, known also under the title “Romania´s teaching book”. It is the first book written in Romanian, which contributed to the consolidation of literary language.
This is the first monastery visited in my trip to Moldavia, unfortunatelly it happened on a rainy day, as you can see in the panoramic images.
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