The small town of Horezu is situated in the southern part of Romania, in the historical region of Wallachia, in Valcea county. The town’s main attraction is its monastery inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.
Horezu Monastery was founded in 1690 by Prince Constantine Brancovan. The monastery is considered as a masterpiece of the ‘Brancovan’ style.
The artistic school, especially of mural and icon painting, established at the Monastery of Horezu in the early 18th century had a profound influence on religious art and architecture in the Balkan region, spreading from Wallachia into neighbouring countries such as Bulgaria and Moldavia.