Eventually we arrived in the town of Curtea de Argeş. We were here to see two different churches, the first of which was the Biserica Adormirea Maicii Domnului. Finding it took some time, though. We had to turn around at one point after taking a wrong turn, and found the above post/mail boxes.
The Biserica Adormirea Maicii Domnului was built in 1687. It is such a cute little church with so much character. I loved the thatched roof and the paintings of various saints around it (although not along its back side).
I loved the little stairs leading up the outside of it to the bell tower (the gate at the top was locked). Such a cute, little quaint church. You need to look for this one, its not along the main route through town, tucked back in off a street or two. Just look for it on Google Maps ahead of time.
Next up, we went in search of the Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeş. This was so absolutely gorgeous in person. You park below the hill it is on, without getting a good view of it. When you walk up the stairs and get your first good look at it, you just stop to take it in. It is that beautiful. Plus, we managed to hit this right before the sun set, in that golden hour, which of course added to its beauty.
The cathedral was initially constructed in the early 1500’s. It underwent several restorations over time, with the latest being in the late 19th century. How much is original, and how much is from the latest restoration I can’t find expressed, but I get the impression it is mostly from the restoration. Either way, gorgeous and worth the visit!