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Surroundings Nicula Monastery

Nicula Monastery

Nicula monastery is an important pilgrimage center, situated 50 km away Cluj-Napoca city. The famous icon painted in 1681 by Luca from Iclod can be found in this monastery. According to a documentation made by Austrian officers, the icon would shed tears between the 15th of February and the 12th of March 1699.

The stone church of the monastery was erected between 1875 and 1879 on the expenses of Gherla Diocese. The technique of glass painting was brought in Transylvania by the school of icon painters from Nicula monastery. Among the famous artists that worked at Nicula are Emil Weiß, Moritz Hachmann and Karl Müller.