Sambata de Sus is a village in Tara Fagarasului, Brasov County, located in Fagaras Depression, at the Northern bottom of Fagaras Mountains. It is the residence of Sambata de Sus commune. Sambata de Sus village is mentioned in documents in January 20th 1437. The tourists who come here are interested in visiting Brancoveanu Monastery, the touristic area Sambata with its mountain tracks, for outdoor recreational activities and for the region-specific gastronomy.
The monastery, a spiritual magnet
Monastery „Constantin Brancoveanu” from Sambata de Sus is a real spiritual magnet of the region. It was initially a wooden church, built in 1657, and a masonry church was built between 1696 – 1707 by the care of ruler Constantin Brancoveanu. The interior mural paintings were executed in 1766, by painters Ionascu and Pana. Arsenie Boca, the Saint of Ardeal served here, and his cell is often visited by pilgrims. The source of the Reverend is also thought to have healing powers”. declared Vasile Andreas, the Mayor of Sambata commune.
- Monastery „Constantin Brancoveanu” from Sambata de Sus, with the museum, the library and the Academy;
- Castle „Brancoveanu” in the locality;
- The Eastern Orthodox Church dedicated to the Assumption;
- The Western Orthodox Church dedicated to Saint Theodor Tiron;
- The Boarding Houses, the hotels, the vacation homes, the restaurants, the trout farm, the SPAs in the touristic areas;
- Fagarasului Mountains, Valea Sambetei, Moldoveanu Peak, Fereastra Mare and Fereastra Mică and mountain tracks;
- Valea Sambetei at an altitude of 1,400 m.
Valea Sambetei and Fagaras Mountains Natural mountain landscape. Mountain peonies are growing on the peak in the Eastern part, high rocks building up Fereastra Mare and Fereastra Mica, a place where the snow persists till late in summer.
Piatra Caprei in Fagaras Mountains – Rocks where the edelweiss is growing and where chamois live.
Ileana Gafton DRAGOS