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Monastery Neamž is in region Neamž, on south from Bukovina. He was raised in first half XIV originally in. (for rule Good Alexander ), however today's shape owes hospodar Great Stefan, which foundation was finished in 1497 r. Monastery by ages was extremely essential cultural centre and artistic. He in XV century worked the most prominent with Moldavian miniaturists here, Gawril Uric. Many being splendid books come from from here today in many Romanian monasteries. After period of fall in XVIII in.he , the monastery stood in XIX with one of centres of cultural rebirth in. - one of the most important Romanian printing houses came into being here.

The orthodox church shows the maturity of Moldavian architectural style of epoch Great Stefan, the in me the majority of the most essential solutions worked out in over hundred-year period links of formation the Moldavian style and the state the example for Great Stefan's raising the next temples successors. It here also after once the additional room first was introduced was to building - the tomb chamber, establishing on sure the time the classic model of internal division of Orthodox church ( the vestibule, tomb chamber, nave from dwiem the side apses, altar apse). They make up the decoration of external walls typical for this the time the ceramic plates (green, yellow, brown) as well as the Gothic masonry of frames of windows and the doors. They in interior of Orthodox church are the frescoes come from with ostatnich summers of Great Stefan's government as well as with period of rule of his Bogdan III.'s son

In Orthodox church (in tomb chamber) grave of Stefan II, son's hospodar is Good Alexaner and uncle Great Stefan's. It in museum monastery is first press of local printing house, look at here was can also famous icon Nicolae Grigorescu "Escape to Egypt". Also here extremely valuable library exists.

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