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Sambata de Sus

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Sambata de Sus Undoubtedly the most important element of the Complex at Sambata de Sus is the Brancoveanu Monastery of Sambata de Sus. Situated on the river Sambata, at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains, the monastery is renowned as a place of silence, comfort and strengthening of mind for believers and visitors who halt or pray in the sanctuary.

History begins at Brancoveanu Monastery in the XVI century through indirect testimonies by stating the existence of monks at the monastery here in various acts, dispersed, the first direct evidence we have dating since 1654, when the village and the estate of the above have entered into Preda Brancoveanu's possession, a nobleman from the southern Carpathians.

The Brancoveanu Monastery Museum has one of the richest collections of ancient paintings on glass, belonging to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the vast majority performed in the way "people's naive", sculptures in wood predominating Brancoveanu style, bishop and priest vestments, a unique collection old books, manuscripts, parchment, writing and a valuable collection of religious objects.

On the west side of the enclosure is the eternal resting place of the last metropolitans of Transylvania Nicolae Balan, Nicolae Colan, Nicolae Mladin and Antonie Plamadeala.

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