Dealu Monastery

Dealu Monastery is a 15th-century monastery in Dâmbovița County, Romania, located 6 km north of Târgoviște.

Dealu Monastery
Mănăstirea Dealu
Manastirea Dealu.JPG
Church of Dealu Monastery
AffiliationEastern Orthodox
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusNunnery
PatronSaint Nicholas
Year consecrated1501
LocationViforâta, Dâmbovița County, Romania
Geographic coordinates44°57′30″N 25°28′54″E / 44.958351°N 25.481675°E / 44.958351; 25.481675Coordinates: 44°57′30″N 25°28′54″E / 44.958351°N 25.481675°E / 44.958351; 25.481675
Architect(s)Manolis of Niaesia
FounderRadu IV the Great
Groundbreaking26 August 1499[1]
MaterialsCarved stone, brick[2]
Mănăstirea Dealu

The church of the monastery is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.


Dealu Monastery narthex is considered one of the largest funerary spaces in the country, here being buried several voivodes, princes and clergymen. In chronological order, those buried at Dealu Monastery are:


  1. ^ Dumitru, Cornelia (2 July 2014). "Mănăstirea Dealu (Dâmbovița), locul unde se află capul lui Mihai Viteazul". Agerpres (in Romanian).
  2. ^ "Elementele arhitecturale specifice bisericii Mănăstirii Dealu". Mănăstirea Dealu (in Romanian).
  3. ^ "Manastirea Dealu". (in Romanian).