Located in Varatec village, 45 km far from Piatra Neamt, in Neamt Depression.
Built by noble Ieremia Movila.
The Varatec Monastery is a rather recent monastic settlement. A skete, bearing the same name, was set up in 1781-1785 by an outstanding nun, Olimpiada, together with some other nuns, upon the spiritual advice by Abbot Paisy from Neamt and with the blessing of Metropolitan Gavriil Calimachi.
The first church at Varatec was a small church built in wood. As the number of nuns increased, the church was also enlarged by adding a porch.
The second church, chronologically speaking, to be built as from 18008 was “the Assumption of our Lady”. It was known and named by the community “the larger Church”.
Its architecture preserves certain features taken up from the old church architecture and that of thee 18th century in Moldavia.
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