Stone Crows Monastery: A rock gem with a fascinating history

The Stone Crows Monastery, perched on the left bank of the Doamnei River, will win you over with its austere beauty and special spiritual atmosphere. Considered the oldest rock monastery in Romania, dating back to the 14th century, the hermitage seems to be a place chosen by God for peace and meditation.

A place steeped in history:

  • Discover the cave church, dug directly into the rock, 30 metres high and 14.5 metres long.
  • Admire the oldest collection of mural paintings in the country, dating back to the 14th century, although many of the paintings have deteriorated due to humidity.
  • Let yourself be carried away by the fascinating legends of the place, which tell of the giants who would have built the monastery or the treasures hidden in the caves of the area.

A unique spiritual experience:

  • Enjoy the peace and quiet that surrounds you, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
  • Attend Sunday Mass or a feast day and feel the ardour of the Orthodox faith.
  • Admire the ancient icons and restored frescoes, which will transport you into a special spiritual world.

Good to know:

  • Access:
    • By car: 170 km from Bucharest, 50 km from Pitesti. Follow DN73 to Pițcani, then DJ731 to Corbi and Jgheaburi.
    • By bus: from Bucharest or Pitești to Corbi, then walk 1 km to the monastery.
  • Program:
    • The rock church can be visited daily, free of charge.
    • Sunday and holiday services.
  • Additional information:
    • There are telephone numbers at the entrance to announce your visit.
    • B&B accommodation and guest houses can be found in the area.
    • The Stone Crows Monastery is a historical monument of national importance.

The Stone Crows Monastery invites you to discover a unique place, where history blends harmoniously with spirituality and natural beauty. Choose a quiet day and get ready for an unforgettable experience!



Further information:

  • The Stone Crows Monastery was built by Sikh monks in the 14th century.
  • The monastery has been destroyed several times over the centuries, but has always been rebuilt.
  • In the 19th century, the monastery was secularized and transformed into a church of myrrh.
  • The monastery was given back to the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1993.

We are waiting for you at the Stone Crows Monastery!