Monasteries tour from the Olt Valley - 1 day trip
from 75 Euro/person

Monasteries from the Olt Valley

Itinerary: Bucharest - Curtea de Arges Monastery - St. Nicholas Church - Cozia Monastery - Sibiu - Bucharest
Distance: 600km/ 372 mi (return trip)

Leaving early in the morning for Olt Valley, listen to tales about the beautiful Olt Valley as we travel. Stopping at Curtea de Arges, the ancient capital of Wallachia, we will visit Curtea de Arges Monastery (Princely Church), one of the most beautiful monastery in central-eastern Europe. The legends adds an aura of mystery to the monastery’s history and it was built by the famous Romanian mason- the master Manole.

We continue to the St. Nicholas church founded by the 1st Wallachian ruler Basarab I, in the Mid 14th century in the Byzantine style from the Palaiologoi Renaissance. The church has a beautiful well-preserved interior fresco painted in the Byzantine style and it was established the first Christian Orthodox Church- The Wallachian Mytropoly.

Heading onwards we see the Cozia monastery built in the late 14th century by the famous ruler of Wallachia Mircea the Elder, where he sleeps his eternal sleep.It is one of the most significant and well-preserved medieval art monuments in Romania.

Later in the afternoon we arrive in Sibiu one of the oldest and best preserved medieval city in Romania, which was also the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007. Taking in the city’s architectural highlights your tour visits the following places: the Grant Square, the Little Square and Huet Square surrounded by 17th century houses, the Catholic Cathedaral built in a German baroque style from the early 18th century, the Saxons Cathedral, the Bridge of Lies, Brukenthal Palace, the Orthodox Cathedral build in Neo-byzantine style from the early 20th century, which is the seat the orthodox church from Transylvania. Mitropoly of Transylvania.

Later in the evening we arrive in Bucharest.

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RESERVE NOW your OLT VALLEY TRIP, the perfect one day journey into the heart of Transylvania, to visit two beautiful Romanian monasteries.

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