Alexandru Vlahuță Memorial House

Upon your arrival at the Agapia Monastery, you can take the opportunity to visit the memorial house Alexandru Vlahuță, which was inaugurated at the national museum in 1958. Even if it has both ground floor and first floor, you can only visit the upstairs rooms. It is currently administered by the Agapia Monastery. 

With a view over the monastic village, the house was built by the writer’s sister who chose to become a monk after being widowed. It impresses with its architecture or the objects on display in the museum.

Until you find it, you can enjoy on a narrow, picturesque road and on both sides of the road, you can see the nuns’ houses. At first glance, the house of the great writer looks like any other, with a Romanian architecture specific to the area, but the objects it shelters take you on the footsteps of Romanian creation and literature. In the showcases, editions of the works written by Alexandru Vlahuță are exhibited. The big hall is the place where the writer met up with his writer friends.  Photographs with him, his family and friends who were also writers being displayed here. 

In the middle of the living room is a solid wooden table, with beautifully decorated chairs, as if animated by the sun’s rays penetrating through the large windows of the house. The two bedrooms are simply furnished, have beds with tables, icons, chairs with brightly colored tapestries, paintings, sideboard with a mirror, old lamps.

The exhibition also includes original furniture, magazines from that period, letters, personal items. 

The writer spent his summers with his sister and mother in the village of Agapia, which was also a place of rest or refuge. From the stories of the nuns, in the porch of the house is where literary cenacles took place which was attended by friends of the writer, including Nicolae Grigorescu, I.L Caragiale, George Coșbuc.