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Cozia Monastery - 1388

Cozia Monastery erected close to Călimănești by Mircea cel Bătrân in 1388 and housing his tomb, is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania. The appearance of the compound was modified under Neagoe Basarab (1517), Şerban Cantacuzino and Constantin Brâncoveanu (1707), who added a veranda, a new fountain, a chapel and a watch tower, adding to its architecture the 'brâncovenesc style'. The wall facets' decorations with stone rosettes, horizontal Byzantine-style rows of brick and stone and vertical frames are unprecedented in Wallachian architecture. The resemblance with Lazarica church indicates that Mircea cel Bătrân has employed Serbian craftsmen from the Morava School. Cozia was painted between 1390 and 1391. Some of the original frescoes (1390) are still well preserved.

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  • Uploaded on October 31, 2012
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    by AJ30
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3000
    • Taken on 2012/10/28 10:50:03
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired