Coțul Chiliilor Hermitage

Coțul Chiliilor Hermitage

Church / Tourist attraction - Zărnești


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Orașul Zărnești, România


"Colțul Chiliilor" is an Orthodox hermitage located in the middle of the forest, in the northern part of the Piatra Craiului massif in Zărnești, Brașov County.
 ~ It is the oldest religious settlement in Zărnești (1421), consisting of a chapel arranged in a cave and a monastic ensemble, rebuilt on the site of the one destroyed in 1718 by the Austrian imperial authorities.
 ~ A little above the hermitage, climbing into the forest, there is a cave in which a Holy Altar dedicated to Saint Pious Parascheva has been arranged.
The cave, about twenty meters long, is adorned with numerous icons.
 ~ How to get there?
>>> Route to follow: from the center of Zărnești (Tourist Information Center) on the road to Plaiul Foii, following the blue stripe marking.
 ~ Length of the route: 4, 8 km, difficulty: easy
 ~ Duration per direction: 1h / 1h: 30
 ~ Level difference: +310 m
 ~ Also recommended for families with children

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