Secu Monastery

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Set at the foot of Mount Vasan and near the Secu river, the monastery has the shape of a medieval fortress with thick walls, defense towers and high towers. The monastery hosts a treasure, which historian Nicolae Iorga called “the great wonder of Secu”, and which contains manuscripts, prints, precious metal objects of great value from the historical and artistic point of view. The story of the Secu treasure is interesting because it had to be taken to Russia in 1916, but a monk hid it in a secret place he refused to disclose to the authorities. Thus, the Secu treasure can now be admired by visitors, while the rest of the Romanian Treasure remains in the hands of the Russians.