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Arnota Monastery (1634)
Arnota Monastery
Arnota Monastery was founded in 1634 by Matei Basarab. Legend has it that shortly before he became Prince of Wallachia, Matei Basarab hid in some caves near here after escaping from Turks, and build the church to thank God for his survival. The Prince is buried here, surrounded by his chattels and murals of his wife, of which only fragments remain.
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