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Muzeul Mănăstirii Feleacu

Feleacu Monastery Museum

Address: Feleacu village, Feleacu commune

Phone: (004) 0264-237.257, (004) 0744-697.409

The Feleacu village represented an important landmark in the history of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Transylvania: in the 11th century there is a monastery in the area, in the 15th century, Feleacul was the residence of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Transylvania, and since the 17th century, becomes one of the most important iconographic centers of the region through the church school of wood painting, whose leading personalities were the painters Nistor and Nichita.

Currently, at the initiative of the abbot Alexandru Ghenț, a monastery museum was organized with two exhibition spaces: one inside the monastery and a museum space inside the church of the historical monument Sf. Cuvioasa Paraschiva, the former cathedral of the Feleac Archdiocese from the 15th century.

Inside the monastery courtyard there is a museum house. It is a faithful copy of a Romanian Feleacu household from the 19th century, presenting both externally and internally such a household architecturally and also through the inside exhibits.

In the narthex of the church historical monument St. Cuvioasa Paraschiva was arranged a museum space with showcases in which are exposed traditional costumes of the Feleacu community, document photos, a collection of cult books belonging to the national heritage of old Romanian book, and in the narthex , we find an impressive collection of glass icons painted in the technique of the iconographic school from Nicula and 17th century wood icons painted by the masters from the Feleacu school.