Mraconia Monastery

Mraconia Monastery

admin admin March 25, 2020 Trips

Attested in documents since 1453, Mraconia Monastery is destroyed during the Russian-Austrian-Turkish War (1787-1792), rebuilt and demolished again in 1968. Its name is given from the Mracuna brook which means black water. Nowadays, on the Danube’s shore, was built a modern monastery which is similar to the old one and it was built on the skeleton of the former signalling Balloon building from Cazanele Mici.
The existing church has as Patrons Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel and Holy Trinity.

The church has cross-shape, built from brick. It is divided into the sanctuary, nave and opened threshold. Nowadays, Mraconia Monastery has a monk’s parish.
From the initial church, that is nowadays under Danube’s waters, remained the imperial doors and an icon lamp, sheltered in the parochial museum from Eşelniţa.