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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Lesser-known Romania: The legend behind the One Wood Monastery

Not very far from Bucharest there is a small monastery worth visiting, mainly because of the legend surrounding it.

Located in the small commune of Francesti, some 25 km from Ramnicu Valcea, the One Wood Monastery is said to have been built in the first decades of the sixteenth century with wood from just one oak tree.

The legend says that, in the early sixteenth century, a monk found an icon of the Virgin Mary in the hollow of a secular oak tree. At that moment, he heard a voice that told him to build a monastery using only the wood from this tree.

The small wooden church has a total length of 13 meters, a width of 5.50 meters and a height of about 4 meters, according to Crestinortodox.ro. The icon of Virgin Mary, which is linked to the existence of this holy site, is now housed in the big stone church on the premises.

Hot to get there:

The One Wood Monastery is located in Francesti commune, in Valcea county, at some 25 km from Ramnicu Valcea and 200 km from Bucharest. Anyone who wants to get there has to first get to the town of Babeni and then take the DJ646 and DJ646B to the holy site.

Lesser-known Romania: The Whirlwind Lake

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Dintr-un-lemn.arhiepiscopiaramnicului.ro)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Lesser-known Romania: The legend behind the One Wood Monastery

Not very far from Bucharest there is a small monastery worth visiting, mainly because of the legend surrounding it.

Located in the small commune of Francesti, some 25 km from Ramnicu Valcea, the One Wood Monastery is said to have been built in the first decades of the sixteenth century with wood from just one oak tree.

The legend says that, in the early sixteenth century, a monk found an icon of the Virgin Mary in the hollow of a secular oak tree. At that moment, he heard a voice that told him to build a monastery using only the wood from this tree.

The small wooden church has a total length of 13 meters, a width of 5.50 meters and a height of about 4 meters, according to Crestinortodox.ro. The icon of Virgin Mary, which is linked to the existence of this holy site, is now housed in the big stone church on the premises.

Hot to get there:

The One Wood Monastery is located in Francesti commune, in Valcea county, at some 25 km from Ramnicu Valcea and 200 km from Bucharest. Anyone who wants to get there has to first get to the town of Babeni and then take the DJ646 and DJ646B to the holy site.

Lesser-known Romania: The Whirlwind Lake

Irina Marica, [email protected]

(photo source: Dintr-un-lemn.arhiepiscopiaramnicului.ro)

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