|Postcards from Romania|
|Tismana and Lainici Monasteries|
|5km to the north of the Tismana village, is the oldest monastery in Romania, founded in 1375.
Tismana Monastery was surrounded by a high wall during the reign of Matei Basarab. The monastery served as a meeting place for rebels during the 1821 rising led by Tudor Vladimirescu.
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