Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

Cultural Corridor Eastern Trans-Balkan Road / Eastern Trans-Balkan Road

Piatra, Church of St. John

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Piatra, Church of St. John

About the site

Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Piatra Neamt
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian religious centre

Erected between 1497-98 the church is particularly important for its well preserved facades displaying the characteristic wall facing for that period: a basement of carved stone, a second, middle section of flint coursed rubble and few brick masonry and a third section of brickwork comprising also the cornice decorated with small enameled terracotta disks. The interior is composed of double domed pronaos west to a naos characteristic both for their domes supported by either superposed or rotated arches.

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