Visiting the Mihai Voda Monastery in Bucharest, Romania
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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After this, Bucharest went in the hands of many rulers but it was year 1861 when two historical regions Moldavia and Wallachian were merged to give rise to Principality of Romania. Bucharest was called as the capital of this new principality. The tag of capital city helped Bucharest grow exponentially in terms of economy and population. Germans did rule the city from 1916 and there touch remained till 1989. It was the Revolt of Romania in 1989 that helped the city be freed up from foreign clutches and originally become the capital of free Romania. From 2000 till today the city of Bucharest has seen great modernization in its architecture.... Read more »
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