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Precista fortified church - Galati

Precista fortified church - Galati

Precista fortified church, Galati
Biserica cu turn fortificat "Adormirea Maicii Domnului" - Precista
Galati - Biserica fortificata Precista
Category: Churches - Orthodox
Period: 1647
Importance: A
LMI code: GL-II-m-A-03066.01
Address: Str. Roşiori 2
Location: municipiul GALAŢI
District: Galati
Region: Moldova

This is the oldest building in Galați. It was consecrated as a place of worship in September 1647 during the reign of Vasile Lupu. The church was dedicated to the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos. It was built from local materials including stone, forest wood, brick and lime, sand from the beaches of the Danube and so on. As well as its typical Romanian church architecture, the monastery has some specific elements of interest such as a bell tower with battlements for observation of the Danube valley and for defense. The tower has two levels and a room to hide assets. There are two ramparts and a door to a balcony. The second floor is fitted with windows and battlements. Another of the church's defences is a reinforced bridge consisting of two parts, one above the nave and one above the altar. The bridge has 28 battlements. The church survived the turbulent periods of Galați's history and was rebuilt and restored in 1829 and again in 1859. From 1953 to 1957, the church was used as a museum. It was restored in the period 1991–1994.ă_Sfânta_Preci...

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Photo prise @ Galati le 21 octobre 2018 (© fusion-of-horizons / Flickr)

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