Căpriana, monastery, church, reconstruction, baroque classicism.
Abstract: Based on the study of documentary materials, including previously unpublished or little known, as well as on the basis of his own field research, the author oﬀers the detailed description of the reconstruction of the Assumption Church from the Căpriana Monastery in 1818-1820, which led to a change in the medieval appearance of this old princely building. The text is supplemented with photographs and the graphic reconstruction of the plan and the southern facade of the church after the completion of construction work initiated by Metropolitan Gavriil Bănulescu.
List of illustrations:
Fig. 1. The Assumption Church. Plan and reconstruction of the southern facade (drawing by S. Ciocanu).
Fig. 2. Baroque frames. Window. Door (photo by S. Ciocanu).
Fig. 3. Detail of a frame with Gothic elements extracted from the wall of the bell tower (drawing by S. Ciocanu).
Fig. 4. The Assumption Church. Bell tower (photo by S. Ciocanu).
Fig. 5. Ktetor inscription on the Assumption Church (photo by S. Ciocanu).
Fig. 6. Tomb of Metropolitan Gavriil Bănulescu. Tombstone inscription (photo by S. Ciocanu).
Fig. 7. Tombstone of Archimandrite Cyril of Adrianople (photo by S. Ciocanu).