Colț Monastery, Suseni

Colț church is located in the village of Suseni and serves as a monk’s hermitage. It was founded in the 14th century and what is outstanding is the fact that it also used to have a defensive role, due to its strategic position and the simple construction, with a high tower, reinforced with abutments. In the first half of the 17th century, the Calvinists chased the monks out of the monastery, which turned into a ruin. After the revolution of 1989, the Bishopric of Arad decided to revive monastic life at the Colț Fortress, but it was not until 1995 that the hermitage came back to life, when the first group of monks came to live here. From outside the tower one can see the Colț Fortress.