Catedrala Sf. Nicolae—Curtea de Arges Monastery

Curtea de Arges Romania

Romanian Orthodox

Prince Neagoe Basarab built the monastery. Its unique architecture led to the legend of Master Manole. He dreamed that the building would only stand if he entombed his wife in the walls. He did so, however, when the building was finished the prince had all the scaffolding taken down so the Master could not build a more beautiful church. Manole made wooden wings so he could fly down, but he crashed. On that very spot a spring appeared and is still there.