The Monastery of Horezu
was founded in 1690
by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu
in the town of Horezu
. It is considered to be a masterpiece of "Brâncovenesc style
", known for its architectural
purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits, and its painted decorative works.
The monastery has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites.