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Putna Monastery (1469)
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Putna Monastery
Legend has it that Stephen the Great, to celebrate his conquest of the fortress of nearby Chilia against the Turks, climbed to the top of a hill overlooking Putna village and fired his bow and arrow. Where the first arrow landed in the valley below became the site of Putna Monastery's holy well, the second arrow decided the site of the altar and the third landing was the site of the bell tower.