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Horezu monastery

Horezu is a town in the northern part of Oltenia, close to the Carpathian mountains.


Horezu is best known for the traditional pottery manufactured in the area and for its 17th century monastery.

Get in[edit]

There are hourly buses from Ramnicu Valcea (trip takes one hour) and less frequent ones from Targu Jiu (about two hours away).

Get around[edit]

The town is small enough to be walkable.


  • 1 Horezu Monastery (Mănăstirea Horezu), +40 250 860071. Built in the 1690s, the monastery is one of the most beautiful examples of the Brâncovenesc style (a mix of Baroque, Oriental and traditional Romanian architecture); it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site






Accommodations are mostly in guest houses; prices start at around €15/night.


Go next[edit]

  • Complexul muzeal Maldaresti (Maldaresti museum complex), in Maldaresti village, about 3 km away from Horezu. 10-18 (summer), 9-17 (winter). Traditional fortified houses
  • Manastirea Bistrita (Bistrita monastery) (approx. 10 km north east of Horezu). Built in the 15th century
  • Cheile Bistritei (Bistrita canyon) (near Costesti village, east of Horezu).
  • Pestera Liliecilor (Bats' cave) (near Bistrita monastery).
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