Eglises byzantines et post-byzantines de Curtea de Arges

Date of Submission: 01/03/1991
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Commission Nationale des Monuments, Ensembles et Sites Historiques - Bucarest
Coordinates: Nord-Ouest de la Valachie
Ref.: 545
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Description

La ville de Curtea de Arges, l'ancienne capitale de la Valachie, conserve des importants monuments. Un premier ensemble et constitue par les ruines de la Cour princiere (XIIIe-XVIe siecles) et par l'eglise princiere Saint-Nicolas, elevee entre 1340-1376 en "croix grecque" et conservant a-peu-pres integralement la peinture originaire, dont les qualites artistiques la situent parmi les plus importantes exemples de peinture du XIVe siecle. L'ensemble est complete par le ruines de l'eglise de "Saint Nicoara" (XVe siecle).

Le deuxieme objectif, l'eglise de l'ancien monastere d'Arges (1512-1517), decoree en pierre richement sculptee, a un plan triconque, a quatre coupoles, au narthex elargi, servant en meme temps de necropole princiere. Le monument constitue un archetype architectural pour une serie de constructions monastiques, fondations princieres representatives, jusqu'au XVIIIe siecle.