Travel Journal – Varatec Monastery

Travel journal – summer 2011 – part 5

Still on the road and closing up to our “destination” we stopped at a monastery which came in our way: the Văratec Monastery. It was a really beautiful place, filled with a green garden and flowers that surrounded the whole place! After entering the beautiful monastery garden we saw a really interesting well. The thing that I really liked was a pond which had an angel in the middle of it. On a marble plaque it was written that “Here, on the spot of this little pond, was the altar of the first church, built in 1785 by mother Olimpiada. The angel is watching over the saint table and is the symbol of the monachal life.”. For a moment I remembered the weeping angels from Doctor Who (ha ha ;D).

The interior of the monastery was also very beautiful; kept clean and filled with amazing vases with breath taking flower arrangements this reminded me again of how some things can be really beautiful if we just put our mind to do it. We only spent 20 minutes in that beautiful place but time was ticking and we started to get extremly hungry. On our way back we took the same road, which led us to a pension-restaurant where we ate some really good soups. The interior of the place was really amazing! And it was filled with stuffed animals everywhere! I saw owls, foxes, deers, ducks, squirrels! etc. After our tummies were filled we got in our car – oh and in the meanwhile outside it started to rain cats and dogs! – and turned left on the main road. Our next goal was Agapia!



  1. Dev February 12, 2012 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Really beautiful place and gardens… I wonder how'd you manage to get yourselves to leave that tiny piece of heaven 🙂

    Ps… How's your journey ending ? 😀 did you end up in Mordor and destroyed that nasty ring ? =))

  2. magicbut3rfly February 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I really love the monasteries from Neamt! So many flowers and green places! ❤
    Can't wait for summer to come *hopes that we can go somewhere again ~~ *

    You have to wait until you see the end of the journey 😀 Will try to post more these days so i can finish already with the summer trip :)) Hopefully i finish soon… *drownsintoomanypictures* (ノ;◇;)ノ

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