Prislop Monastery: A place of pilgrimage and peace of mind

A spiritual beacon: the Prislop Monastery, located in Hunedoara County, is an important place of pilgrimage and a symbol of Romanian Orthodox spirituality. Founded in the 16th century, the monastery underwent a special spiritual renewal under the guidance of Father Arsenie Boca, becoming a landmark for believers from all over the country.

A refuge for the soul: the Prislop Monastery welcomes you with an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, where you can pray, meditate and find peace of mind. The monastery's church, painted in Byzantine style, houses miracle-working icons, and the tomb of Father Arsenie Boca is a place of pilgrimage for many believers who come to seek solace and hope.

A harmonious monastic complex: Prislop Monastery includes a church, a chapel, a museum with religious objects and an icon of the miracle-working Mother of God. The monastery also has a beautiful garden where you can relax and admire the beauty of nature.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access:
    • Prislop Monastery is 40 km from Deva, on the road to Hațeg.
    • It can be easily reached by car, bus or taxi.
  • Opening hours:
    • Daily, 07:00-20:00 (May-October)
    • Daily, 08:00-18:00 (November-April)
  • Accommodation:
    • There are many guesthouses and hotels in the area offering affordable accommodation.
  • Recommendations:
    • Appropriate attire for a visit to a monastery (decent attire, comfortable shoes)
    • Compliance with the rules for visiting the monastery
    • Photography is allowed only outside the church
  • Meals:
    • The monastery offers an affordable lunch for pilgrims.
  • Activities in the area:
    • Visiting Huniade Castle
    • Mountain hiking in the Parâng Mountains
    • Visiting Dino Park Râul Mare

Discover more:

  • Prislop Monastery is included on the list of historical monuments in Romania.
  • In the area there are many other painted monasteries in Hunedoara, such as Hodoș-Bodrog Monastery and Vulcan Monastery.
  • Deva is a picturesque medieval town with an imposing fortress and a rich history.

Plan your dream holiday in Hunedoara and enjoy a unique spiritual experience at Prislop Monastery!


  • Prislop Monastery:
  • Monastery church:
  • The tomb of Father Arsenie Boca:
  • Monastery garden:

Further information:

  • Events:
    • Monastery feast day - Ascension of the Holy Cross (September)
    • Feast of St. John the Evangelist (December)
  • Tips for tourists:
    • It is recommended to book accommodation in advance, especially in the tourist season.
    • Souvenirs can be purchased from the monastery shop.
    • Respect local traditions and customs.

Have a good trip!