Visit the only Cistercian Monastery in Romania!

There’s always something to do or discover in Sibiu! We are proud to be part of this amazing city and we are extremely glad to share with you some of the unforgettable sights and experiences! Our recommendations are and continue to be highly appreciated by our guests. That is why we prepared for you a new must-see touristic objective. Today the fascinating adventure starts in Cârţa, a peaceful village near Sibiu.

Did you know that in Carta you find the only undisturbed Cistercian Abbey in Romania, and the most eastern one in Europe! Built in the early Gothic style, the monastery was founded in 1200-1206 by the stone masons of Burgundy (France), the Cistercian monks.

Also called “the peasant monks,” the Cistercians lived according to St. Benedict’s rules: “hour et labora”, meaning “pray and work.”

Why visit Cârţa?

  • Cârţa is not a fortified Saxon church but it is the only Cistercian monastery in Romania
  • The church ruins shelter a German military cemetery from 1916
  • The monastery combines for the first time the Romanic and early Gothic architecture style
  • In 2013 a renovation was possible and offers a tourist trail with signs and information
  • Enjoy delicious local specialties: tuica, smoked trout, Henklesch, the traditional cake. 

The ticket price is 5 lei for adults and 2.5 lei for children. The ticket price includes a leaflet and access to the church. For a small donation, you can enjoy a guided tour.

Cârţa is 45 km from Sibiu, near the DN in the direction of Fagaras-Brasov; Turn left towards indicator towards Carta, go about 3 km to the center of the village, then turn right. After 200 m you can see on the right, the Evangelical Church and the abbey ruins, and on the left, the parking lot with a small park in front.

Evangelical Church, 110th Main Street (strada Principala), Cârţa, Sibiu
Telephone: +40 752 055 997 (for larger groups please make a phone call prior to the visit)

We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

Be HAPPY when you travel!

You are at 7 minutes walking to the Big Square and the historical center of Sibiu where you can find numerous cafés and restaurants, the Happy Day Pension offers 12 clean, chic rooms and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.