Old Orthodox Church "Saint Nicholas" - Rasnov
Church / Tourist attraction - Râșnov
The oldest Orthodox church in Southeastern Transylvania is to be found in Rasnov: the Romanian Orthodox church dedicated to "Saint Nicholas".
The monument was raised in several stages. As a result of the archaeological researches, it was concluded that the place was built in the 18th century. This architectural phase are to be noticed in the altar and small ship.
In 1384 the restoration of the place was supported by the ruler of Wallachia, Radu I. The church was elongated and enlarged. From now on, it seems that the Gothic impression originates from the architecture of the Rasnov church.
In 1773 the church was enlarged by the contribution of the Brasov merchants Ionita and Radu Boghici. The present form dates from the third decade of the 19th century. The Byzantine interior painting seems to have been made in the 17th century.
Over the centuries, the church has received numerous donations from the rulers and boyars of Wallachia.
The Old Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas is a national monument A (National Historic Monuments List BV-II-m-A-11762).