Arges Monastery - details and images

Situated at the end of a lime avenue for hundreds of years old, Arges Monastery is the most important place of pilgrimage and prayer in Arges county, with dedicated "Assumption."

Founded in time Neagoe Basarab, between 1512 - 1517, the monastery is part of the most famous Romanian legends: "Legend of Master Manole. Also known as the Episcopal Church, Episcopal seat since it was between 1739 and 1748.

The church has a length of 18 meters, 10 meters width and height of 25 meters. As a curiosity, the nave and the narthex are not separated by a door, just a door frame mounted between two columns. The church was painted by Dobromir painter during the reign of Radu the Intestine and is built entirely of stone and has four towers each having eight narrow windows frames decorated with flowers. Architectural style towers were twisted around a vertical axis.

The whole church is situated on a strong foundation: a vast stone paving blocks horizontally, wider than the area of the church's edges are finished with a kind of floroni enclosure carved from stone. The exterior walls are divided into two overlapping areas demarcated by a waist, oimpletit in stripes, which surrounds the church.

At the bottom is a series of rectangular panels, the windows are fixed. They are framed in boxes with ornaments of the most diverse that, like the portal of entry, remember the monastery Dealu geometricaa juxtaposed.
Over time it has been subjected to several restoration. The present form was given by the French architect Andre Lecomte du Nouy Gabrielescu Nicholas Roman architect and, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Restoration work was completed in 1885 and the church was consecrated on 12 October 1886.

Attention both inside mural painting French oil painting executed by F. Nicolle, Ch Renouard and novel Arges N. Constantinescu, and especially the group of 12 columns representing the 12 Apostles. Also located inside the Monastery of the Holy Filofteea relics, part of the relics of Saint Sergius, Tatiana Mucenitei Vacha and the Gospel of the Resurrection Saturday, written in golden letters by Queen Elizabeth. Also here rest the remains of Ferdinand and Kings Charles I, and the Queens Elizabeth and Mary.

Because of spiritual awareness and enjoyed loads, Arges Monastery is located on most albums leaflets and presentation of Romania. Every year, according to latest statistics, around 100,000 passing tourists and pilgrims. The busiest days are on holiday "Assumption", the Source of Healing and Holy Filofteea. At the last celebration of the Holy relics are taken out and the faithful as they pass, there is the belief that disease and ill defend.

"Legend of Master Manole", which is linked name Curtea de Arges says that the ruler exactly those older masters to pick the place of worship. But what they built during the day, night collapse. One night, Manole had a dream that if his wife builds up in one of the walls, the building will resist. The next day, when his wife Ana came to bring food, Manole built it on the southern side. When everything was ready and Neagoe was impressed by the beauty of the monastery, and commanded his servants to take the stairs leading to the roof so that the workers will no longer go down and make another beautiful church. Then he made Manole mesh wings to fly, but it collapsed. They say where he hit the ground instead of a spring that is emerged Manole tears. Moreover, the spring is just around the monastery.

Another legend refers to the relics of St. Filofteea, a girl of 12 years, which are deposited in the monastery chapel. It is said that the girl went with the food workers employed by his father. One day, however, gave her food encounter beggars on the road. Then he killed her father with an ax kick. Girl's body could not be higher than the bottom when the name was mentioned Arges Monastery. For this reason, the priests decided to take the relics from this monastery.

Among the monuments that were built over the years, the church Arges construction is the most valuable religious art and architecture of the Romanian Country.

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