Colti Old Monastery

Colti Old Monastery, Retezat Mountains, Romania. Colti Monastery is located on the ruins of the church in Suseni(Colti),in the vicinity of Rau de Mori. There are arguments in favour of the cloistral function of the church,on the basis of which the current monastery could be restored. After the old ruins had been covered,a few outhouses and facilities started being built, which make the monks'monastery in Colti-Suseni a well-founded edifice with a future.The pilgrimage to the monastery has already started and its extension greatly depends on the improvement of roads and on the ensurance of accomodation facilities.The “Colti” citadel inspired Jules Verne for his novel „The Carpathian Castle“Coltului Monastery ,raised sometime between the late l4th century and the early l5th century lies very close to the river and the highway.The church stands out through two particular elements:firstly,through the location of the tower over the altar and secondly through the remains of the inside frescoes.

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