Cistercian Monastery Charter - details and images

City Charter and the monastery is situated 43 km from Sibiu on the road to Brasov. Here are preserved the ruins of the Cistercian monastery, one of the oldest and most important monuments of early Gothic in Transylvania stiului. Cistercienii are a monastic order originating in France and spread to several countries.

The monastery was founded in 1205-1206 by King Andrew II of Hungary, being disbanded on 27 February 1474 by King Matthias Corvinus. Cistercian Abbey Charter held a major role in the history of political, economic and cultural development of medieval Transylvania, as well as the dissemination and introduction of Gothic art in the Carpathian area.

Architect and masons workshop, active in the Charter after the Mongol invasion in 1241, had a great contribution in affirming style and Gothic art in the thirteenth century Transylvania. A significant contribution to the evolution of this process but he had the stone Cistercian and workshops, the initiative may be sent to Transylvania General Capitlului Cistercian order, to which they were enslaved since 1240 a series of settlements of Barsa.

Currently, the monastery no longer owns all the buildings and the initial Annexes, many of them collapsing. Churches have huge vaults collapsed and left only a few exterior walls and two interior bays (in the south and the north). To the south one is still preserved Roman columns and lateral as Cistercian plan, ending in a small square choir. The vessel is no longer the main ceiling - its place is a cemetery in memory of German soldiers died in WWI.

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