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Caldarusani Monastery from Bucharest

Explore a spiritual world from centuries long ag while you tour the Caldarusani Monastery, situated close to Bucharest, Romania. Sitting on a peninsula on the shores of a lake bearing the same name, the location is an idyllic oasis of spirituality. On this four and a half hour tour, you'll enjoy experiencing both the history and scenic beauty of the monastery. Your day will begin with a drive full of panoramic views as you make your way toward the destination. Approaching the Caldarusani Monastery, you will realize why Matei Basarab, ruler of Wallachia, chose this strategic location in 1637-38. At the time of its founding, the whole area was covered in a dense forest, perfect for ensuring privacy. Prior to construction of the monastery, there was a small wooden structure, with just nine monks serving. The church which replaced that first monastery now possesses an important collection of 18th century icons and religious artifacts, along with a library containing extremely valuable manuscripts written by the monks themselves. Enjoy a visit to the museum that houses the most valuable items, including ten icons painted by the famous Romanian painter, Nicolae Grigorescu. You'll have the chance to interact with the resident monks and gain insight into their daily lives. Before making your way back, you will have a traditional lunch on the premises, cooked and served by the monks themselves. A visit to Caldarusani Monastery will give you a taste of history and leave you feeling peaceful and serene. Explore a spiritual world from centuries long ag while you tour the Caldarusani Monastery, situated close to Bucharest, Romania. Sitting on a peninsula on the shores of a lake bearing the same name, the location is an idyllic oasis of spirituality. On this four and a half hour tour, you'll enjoy experiencing both the history and scenic beauty of the monastery. Your day will begin with a drive full of panoramic views as you make your way toward the destination. Approa Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby.Duration: Four-and-a-half hours. Start/opening time: 9am.Languages: English with German, Italian, French and Spanish on request.