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Monastery of Horezu
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1690
Date of Inscription: 1993
Location: Europe, Romania, Vâlcea County, Region of Wallachia, Monastery of Horezu
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Description: Prince Constantine Brancovan founded the monastery of Horezu in 1690 in Walachia; it is a 'Brancovan' style masterpiece. The site is renowned for the purity and balance of it architecture, the affluence of its sculptural detail, the treatment of its religious compositions, its votive portraits as well as its painted decorative works. In the 18th century the famous mural and icon painting school was established at the monastery - known throughout the Balkan region. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Monastery of Horezu was founded in 1690 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu in the town of Horezu, Wallachia, Romania. It is considered to be a masterpiece of "Brâncovean" style, known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits, and its painted decorative works. The monastery has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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