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Postcards from Romania
Rasca Monastery (1542)
Rasca Monastery
Bogdan I founded a wooden church here in the 14th century and Stephen the Great's son Bogdan the One-Eyed ordered a new monastery here after Tartars destroyed the existing one in 1510. The existing church and fortified walls were commissioned by Petru Rares during his second reign. In 1540 he asked Bishop Macarie of Roman to reconstruct the church of Rasca and in 1542 the new church was completed.