Zamfira MonasteryEdit profile
The Zamfira monastery is a monastery of Eastern Orthodox nuns, located in the LipÄƒneşti commune, Prahova County, Romania. The church was erected in 1743, at the initiative of Zamfira Apostoli, the widow of a wealthy Wallachian salesman. As the church was damaged by earthquakes in 1802 and 1838; a newer one was built in 1858. The compound is of a quadrilateral shape, with the new church in its center. The old church is outside the compound, near the cemetery. The new church was painted in 1856-1857 by Nicolae Grigorescu, at the age of 18.