Coșula Monastery, scored in historical monuments heading BT-II-a-A-01959, consists of several objectives of national heritage, some of great architectural, cultural, artistic and religious value. Thus mention:

  1. The church dedicated to “ Nicolae”, scored in historical monuments heading BT-II-m-A01959 -01 built during the reign of Petru Rareș by the great treasurer Mateiaș Coșolvei (1535). The church is small, but it is impressive in scale and quality of interior spaces. The canopy above the nave arches cross and steeple carried over nave, also posed on cross arcs contribute to creating this exceptional spatial qualities. The monastery church has not undergone significant changes over time. It was painted inside and out (1536-1538). During the nineteenth century, the painting was restored on two occasions. Research carried out in the twentieth century discovered layers of old painting, of a historic value.
  1. Casa Egumenească, listed as historic monuments heading BT-II-m-A-01959-02, dating from the eighteenth century, in ruins.
  1. The Bell Tower, historical monuments inscribed in heading BT-II-a-A-01959-06, construction from the nineteenth century, achieved on the foundations of an older construction. It is a massive stone building with stone foundations and brick arch over the first intermediate level. It is located at the eastern extremity of the enclosure. The building has a quasi-square shape with dimensions of 5,75m x 6,14m in the plan. The thickness of the walls at the rate of entry is 95 cm. In the four corners there is thickening by 15 cm in the form of columns engaged with 86-88 cm width and depth of 15 cm. Access to the tower is made on the eastern side, at elevation + 5.76 is achieved a brick dome on cross arches that separates the access level of the bell chamber. The access to the bell chamber is done on a wooden staircase located at elevation + 2.90.
  1. The Precinct Wall, dating from the seventeenth century or restored during the seventeenth and eighteenth century on the foundations of the original wall, partly destroyed. The wall is built on three sides of the land owned by the monastery, following the land slopes through steps. The facing is between 3.50 m and 5.0 m heights. It is designed as a massive brick wall with thickness of about 90 cm. The total length of the wall is 294,0 m and the surface of 455.0 sqm.
  1. Trapeza and cuhniile listed as historical monuments heading BT-II-m-A-01959-04,05, building presented as foundations and cellars system. Trapeza is the improper name of a building that stood on the site until 1985, which no longer exists now, but it still has cellars beneath it, two twin cellars made of stone, which were restored. The construction of these cellars shows visible structural damage, vaults disposals, side walls disposals, access collapse. Degradations of the resistance structure is due on demolition interventions on initial construction that was above the cellars, on foundation execution above these, on the humidity having partially degraded the quality of sandstone.
  1. The Xenodochium, looking relatively new building, close to St. Nicholas Church, which is based on an original building on which intervened brutally. The building has no visible degradation. Recent interventions have been made to the building, last intervention between 2002-2003 was of achieving a northward extending with a new body building. The only degradation are particularly plasters and exterior plasters, destruction of ground due to incorrectly performed repairs and placing installations. Local degradation of the supporting structure is due to introducing electrical and plumbing settings, in wet conditions.

HISTORY OF THE MONASTERY

Le monastere de Cochula, dep. de Botochani Located 20 km southeast of Botoșani and dating from 1535, Coşula Monastery welcomes pilgrims and visitors with the inscription, above the doorway. Even if not princely foundation, as we see that the builder is Mateiaş Coşolvei, the treasurer of Petru Rareș, Prince of Moldavia, Coșula Monastery is a classic example of medieval Moldavian architecture and place of peace of mind for many.”.

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