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Prince Neagoe Basarab built here an outstanding monastery(between 1512-1517).
Its unique architecture impressed the popular imagination, giving birth to a ballad about its construction, the ballad of Master Manole.
The ballad says that he had entombed his beloved wife in the monastery walls, so that the monastery would last forever.
Master Manole's end was as tragic as his wife's was. The say that when the building was finished the prince ordered to take down all the scaffolds so Manole would die and not be able to build a nicer monastery. Manole made some wooden wings trying to fly down, but he crashed and on that very spot a fountain gushed out.

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Additional Photos by Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748)
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