Horezu Monastery

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Horezu Monastery
Mănăstirea Hurezi
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Monastery of Horezu
Monastery information
Order Romanian Orthodox Church
Established 1690
Founder(s) Constantin Brâncoveanu
Location Horezu, Romania
Coordinates 45°10′07″N 24°00′25″E / 45.1686°N 24.0069°E / 45.1686; 24.0069Coordinates: 45°10′07″N 24°00′25″E / 45.1686°N 24.0069°E / 45.1686; 24.0069
Official name: Horezu Monastery
Type: Cultural
Criteria: ii
Designated: 1993 (17th session)
Reference No. 597
Region: Europe and North America

The Horezu Monastery or Hurezi Monastery was founded in 1690 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu in the town of Horezu, Wallachia, Romania. It is considered to be a masterpiece of "Brâncovenesc style", known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits, and its painted decorative works.

The Brâncovenesc style, which can be found at several other churches and monasteries in Wallachia, is the only true and original Romanian style and is called "Brancoveanu art" by the name of the ruler who, in a period of constant battles between the world powers of that time, put cultural development of the country above everything and made it the goal of his life.

The monastery has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites.



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