„St Archangels Mihail and Gavril” Monastery

Built by public fundraising in the interwar period on an the initiative of Nicolae Iorga and Cezar Petrescu, the church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel is a tourist attraction for several elements which are very rare: the mourning auras (black) of the saints on the interior mural painting, young Eminescu and Carol II depicted in homage by the founder, Archangel Michael wearing the face of the young poet Eminescu. The church was built in the memory of the poet Mihai Eminescu and inaugurated in 1939 – 50 years after the death of Mihai Eminescu. It is the only church in the world built thorugh a public fundraise in memory of a poet.