The Potters' Church of Curtea de Arges - ancient capital of Wallachia principality - uses some models of Moldavian churches since it was built by the Moldavian craftsmen established here.
The church was in the heart of the potters' neighborhood. Since ancient times, the region of Curtea de Arges has been famous for pottery, and potters were attracted here by the quality of the local clay.
The church Dormition of our Lady from Curtea de Arges was built before 1687. We know for sure that the exterior painting, also a Moldavian influence, was added in 1869.
While in the Royal Town of Curtea de Arges for visiting the impressive monastery where the first kings of Romania were laid to rest, and before heading to Transfagarasan mountain road, it is worth to pay a short visit to this humble church raised by local craftsmen.
The Royal Town – Curtea de Arges
Transfagarasan. Crossing “The Alps of Transylvania”