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At an altitude of 1600 meters (5200 feet) above the valley lies the hermitage of Arsenie Boca, Romanian monk

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famous romanians Arsenie Boca romanian men monks christian orthodox priest romanian men peopleArsenie Boca, reputed monastic figure of XXth century. He was arrested, jailed and harassed all throughout his life by the communist authorities. He was also connected to anti-communist partisans who were hiding in Fagaras mountains. His Fagaras hermitage remains today a place of pilgrimage.

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1750 meters (5700 feet) altitude “La Cruce” (“At the Cross”) – visible in the background

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2 hours from the valley, near Brancoveanu monastery, lies a Memorial dedicated to anti-communist partisans who fought and died in Fagaras mountains. Their names are scrolled from top to bottom.

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Brancoveanu monastery, built in XVII century by C-tin Brancoveanu

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