Căpriana monastery

Căpriana monastery
Căpriana monastery

An outside shot of the monastery

47°07′00″N 28°30′38″E / 47.116621°N 28.510637°E / 47.116621; 28.510637Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 28°30′38″E / 47.116621°N 28.510637°E / 47.116621; 28.510637
Location Căpriana
Country Moldova
Denomination Eastern Orthodoxy
Founded 1429
Status Monastery
Style Moldavian
Materials stone

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.


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