Cistercian Monastery of Cârța

The Cârța Monastery is the Easternmost Cistercian monastery in Europe and one of the only two monasteries of the Catholic Cistercian Order in Romania. It was built somewhere around 1202 in the Gothic style, and it is an eerie place, resembling more to some Irish ruins and not to a typical Transylvanian monastery. A small part of it is currently a Lutheran Evangelical church owned by the German (Saxon) minority in the area; the rest is in ruin. The road access is excellent, it is close to the main route between Sibiu and Făgăraș, but it is well hidden.


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