CURTEA DE ARGEȘ MONASTERY

The Cathedral of Curtea de Argeș

Argeș Monastery, foundation of voivode Neagoe Basarab, is a masterpiece of the Romanian architecture, unique by its beauty, greatness and artistic value from the S-E of Europe.

The ruler Neagoe built the Monastery, at the beginning of the 16th century (between 1512 and 1517), on the place of the Old Metropolitan Church of the Romanian Country, whose construction had begun since 1351.

Curtea de Argeș Monastery has an impressive architecture, with four tall steeples, the ones from the front side being a spiral shape. The cross shaped building has the inferior parish register taller, split in rectangular panels, with sculptured frames embedding the windows. The superior register is split in a double number of semicircular panels with different decorative shapes, carved in stone.