|Constructed by||Priest Iosif and Mother Olimpiada|
|Location||Varatec, Neamt County, Romania, Europe|
Why is Varatec Monastery famous?
Varatec is the largest nunnery in Romania, currently having about 400 nuns.
What you will find inside Varatec Museum?
Of great interest to visitors is the monastery museum, which preserves a valuable cultural-artistic and historical heritage, consisting of a large number of authentic deeds, deeds of donation and reinforcement, gold and silver cult objects, old icons, embroidery, rugs and priestly vestments.
Here are the icons from the 15th century brought from the Râșca Monastery and the ones from the 16th -17th century brought from Văleni-Piatra Neamț and Topolița, the gilded silver chalice donated in 1840 by Safta Brâncoveanu, the epitaph worked in gold and silver thread by Smaranda Niculce in 1798, the Greek Evangelist printed in Venice in 1811 and the Gospel the Great one printed at the Neamț Monastery, in 1821, both covered in gilded silver and adorned with enameled icons.