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Căpriana monastery

An outside shot of the monastery.

Căpriana monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Căpriana) is a monastery in Căpriana, Moldova, located 40 km north-west of Chişinău, in a hilly land once called Codrii Lăpuşnei.

The first reference to the monastery dates from a document issued by Alexander the Good in 1429. After a period of decay, the monastery was rebuilt at the behest of Petru Rareş, from 1542 to 1545.

External links

ro:Mănăstirea Căpriana ru:Каприянский монастырь uk:Кепріанський Успенський монастир

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