Aroneanu Church

Aroneanu commune takes its name from the ruler Aron Vodă (1591-1595). At that time, the whole area was forested, and the legend says that the ruler's daughter got lost in this forest.

The ruler swore that he would set up a monastery in the place where it would be found. This is how the Church of St. Nicholas Aroneanu appeared in 1594, built in Moldavian style, with a unique exterior decoration in the history of Romanian medieval art. Specific to this church are the rows of colored terracotta discs, alternating with six-pointed stars and a row of ornaments in the shape of oak leaves. The forest around the church served as a shelter for the Tartar armies that gathered here before attacking the city.

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