Lainici Monastery

Coordinates: 45°15′50.75″N 23°23′32.90″E / 45.2640972°N 23.3924722°E / 45.2640972; 23.3924722
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Lainici Monastery
AffiliationRomanian Orthodox Church
LocationBumbești-Jiu, Gorj County, Romania
Materialsstone, brick

The Lainici Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located 32 km (20 miles) from Târgu Jiu.


First mention of this monastery was in 14th century. The monastery was constructed during the reign of John Caradja Voivode between 1812 and 1817.

During the First World War, in 1916–1918, Lainici Monastery was severely damaged. The German troops at first were placed there, and then burned the monastery. The names of soldiers and officers who slept there and desecrated the church are still inscribed on the walls of the altar. All the valuables, including the bells, were stolen by the German soldiers. The archive of the monastery was burned, as well.[1]



  1. ^ "Manastirea Lainici « – Fii turist in Romania". 2014-08-26. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2023-06-15.

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