monastery church in Radna

The old Roman Catholic Monastery in Radna

Published on July 17, 2022 by Zoltan Nyaradi

This monastery can be found in Radna which is right next to the small city of Lipova. Basically the river Mureș divides the two settlements. The closest major city is Arad which is about 32 km away from Radna.

The Maria Radna Monastery was built in the 13th century by the King of Hungary, Carol Robert of Anjou. After the Ottomans were defeated in the region of Banat, a newer and larger church was built in Baroque style. The construction was finished in 1782.

Maria Radna is the most significant place of pilgrimage in Western part of Romania.

The Maria Radna monastery.

Other objectives in the area:

The Șoimoș Fortress – this is the closest objective to Maria Radna Monastery. It’s only a couple of kilometers away from the monastery.

The Șiria Fortress – this is another interesting place to visit. This fortress is also located on the top of a larger hill similar to Șoimoș Fortress.