Dealu Monastery

Dealu Monastery
Mănăstirea Dealu

Church of Dealu Monastery
Basic information
Location Viforâta, Dâmbovița County, Romania
Geographic coordinates 44°57′30″N 25°28′54″E / 44.958351°N 25.481675°E / 44.958351; 25.481675Coordinates: 44°57′30″N 25°28′54″E / 44.958351°N 25.481675°E / 44.958351; 25.481675
Affiliation Eastern Orthodox
Year consecrated 1501
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Nunnery
Status Active
Patron Saint Nicholas
Website Mănăstirea Dealu
Architectural description
Architect(s) Manolis of Niaesia
Founder Radu IV the Great
Groundbreaking 26 August 1499[1]
Materials Carved stone, brick[2]

Dealu Monastery is a 15th-century monastery in Dâmboviţa County, Romania, located 6 km north of Târgovişte.

The church of the monastery is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.


Dealu Monastery narthex is considered one of the largest funerary spaces in the country, here being buried several voivodes, princes and clergymen. In chronological order, those buried at Dealu Monastery are:


  1. Dumitru, Cornelia (2 July 2014). "Mănăstirea Dealu (Dâmbovița), locul unde se află capul lui Mihai Viteazul". Agerpres (in Romanian).
  2. "Elementele arhitecturale specifice bisericii Mănăstirii Dealu". Mănăstirea Dealu (in Romanian).
  3. "Manastirea Dealu". (in Romanian).
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