We had a great afternoon in one of the oldest cities in Wallachia. It lies on the left bank of the Argeş River in a valley of the lower Carpathians. Curtea de Arges Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Romania and a must-see attraction if you’re looking to discover centuries-old religious sites. It’s the monumental church and its unique architectural style that make this monastery one of the most beautiful in Romania. Built 500 years ago by the medieval Prince Neagoe Basarab, the church was from the beginning a key religious landmark in Southern Romania given the use of expensive and rare materials and the hand-carved decorations inspired not only from the Byzantine tradition but also from the Ottoman world.

Parking location – Curtea de Arges: 45.1563438N 24.6740498E