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The Corner Sanctums Skete

It is a place of worship located far from human settlements, which impresses with the simplicity that invites prayer and meditation and is simply called, The Corner Sanctums Skete.

In the early seventeenth century the monks andthe abbot of the monastery were expelled, some of whom perished in the heart of the Piatra Craiului Massif.
The Austro-Hungarian authorities had a failed attempt to destroy the abode situated at heights, but the end of the settlement comes when the Romanian authorities burned it down.

After the arson follows centuries of silence and apparent oblivion. The place is known more by locals, who come to the small cave, addressing prayers after a difficult ascent. The road to the cells is spotted with crosses, they resisted against the old regime, who didn’t dare to steal the icons that are placed on the walls of the cells.
The Corner Sanctums Skete is recommended to be visited not only in July, when the patron of the church is, but rather in a day when you can sit quietly and listen to the story of the skete.
Access routes:
• National Road (DN) 73A to Zarnesti and here follow the tourist route marked Zarnesti – Plaiul Foii.