Dobrogea Sites - Celic Dere Monastery

The name of the monastery of nuns comes from the nearby brooklet Cilic-Dere. The name comes from Turkish, meaning "River of Steel".

The monastery was founded in 1838-1840, only o few years after the Cocoş monastery. The monastery characterizes itself by the open placement, without surrounding walls and big fortified gates, typical for most of the monasteries from the region.

An exposition of popular and church arts can also be visited at the monastery.

More info and photos can be found here and Google map here.

Below there is an old aerial photo along with some of my personal photos:

Manastirea Celic DereCelic Dere Monastery
Celic Dere MonasteryCelic Dere Monastery

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