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Monastery of Horezu

The Monastery of Horezu was founded in 1690 by Prince Constantin Brancoveanu in the town of Horezu, Wallachia, Romania. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Brancovenesc 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 Brâncovenesc style, which can be found at several other churches and monasteries in Wallachia, is the only true and original Romanian style and is called "Brancoveanu art" by the name of the ruler who, in a period of constant battles between the world powers of that time, put cultural development of the country above everything and made it the goal of his life.