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Visiting the Mihai Voda Monastery in Bucharest, Romania

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Mihai Voda Monastery is part of the oldest buildings in Bucharest, preserved until today. It was built on the ruins of an old church, in 1594, founded by Michael the Brave. Originally it was surrounded by a high wall, with a fortress, but with the passing of the years the building had several functions: residence, military hospital, school of medicine, State Archives.

There is a legend connected to this monastery, according to which Viteazu Michael made a promise before God that he will build a monastery if He at His turn will get the death penalty by beheading that was to take place soon.

 

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Bucharest, RomaniaThe Ottoman Empire was the suzerain of the land somewhere during the start of 17th century. Suzerain is that empire which is the head of the state but the internal affairs of the state are managed by the local rulers. During this rule, the Ottoman Empire and even the local princes never took care of the city and hence Bucharest degraded during the Ottoman rule. Located in the proximity of the old prince court is Lipscani, a historical road which was known as Ulita Mare somewhere during the year 1589. It was this road from where the redevelopment of the city had started. By 1700s, the city of Bucharest was the most important hub for trading... Read more »

 
 
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