Agapia Monastery

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Agapia Monastery
Mănăstirea Agapia
Manastirea Agapia 1.JPG
Sf. Voievozi Church
Basic information
Location Agapia, Neamț County, Romania
Affiliation Eastern Orthodox
Year consecrated 1646
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Nunnery
Status Active
Heritage designation 2004[1]
Patron Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Architectural description
Architect(s) Enache Ctisi
Architectural style Neoclassic
Founder Gavriil Coci
Groundbreaking 1641
Completed 1643
Materials Stone, granite (bell tower)
Stone, brick (Sf. Voievozi Church)

The Agapia Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Agapia) is a Romanian Orthodox nunnery located 9 km west of Târgu Neamț, in the commune of Agapia, Neamţ County. It was built between 1641 and 1643 by Romanian hetman Gavriil Coci, brother of Vasile Lupu. The church, restored and modified several times during the centuries was painted by Nicolae Grigorescu, between 1858 and 1861.[2][3] It is one of the largest nunneries in Romania, having 300–400 nuns and ranking second place in population after Văratec Monastery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LĂCAȘURI DE CULT: Mănăstirea Agapia". Agerpres (in Romanian). 3 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Agapia Monastery
  3. ^ Agapia

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Coordinates: 47°10′14″N 26°14′08″E / 47.17046°N 26.23552°E / 47.17046; 26.23552