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It is said to be the oldest orthodox church in Romania still standing. You can see a mix of building materials in its walls, including Roman columns.
We arrived there a little bit after 9am, but the church was closed and we couldn't visit inside.
Built with stones from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (some of them with the original Roman inscriptions), including some columns on the left side, this stone-made church has a unique, yet strange, architecture. The church is located near a cemetery, on a small hill. There are some...More
A beautiful and unique monument - apparently there aren't very many orthodox churches made of stones and rather as a fortress.
The place is quiet and the drive there is quite pleasant.
If in the area, it does worth to make tour and drive a...More
There are no orientation signals to this church- I had luck with GPS instructions. There is a cemetery in front of church, there are some stairs for climbing, but the place is so quite and peaceful...The priest was inside and gave us some indication about...More
Although it is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the origin of the church is enveloped by mystery. It seems to date back to the pre-Christian era, being the only place in Romania where religious services have been held since its inception.