Sâmbăta Monastery is a monastic settlement located in Sâmbăta de Sus area, Brașov County, Romania. It is also called Brâncoveanu Monastery from Sâmbăta de Sus, after its founder. (Constantin Brâncoveanu, Ruler of Wallachia, 1688-1714). It was demolished in 1785 by order of a Habsburg general.
The restoration of the church within the monastic complex began in 1926, and its sanctification took place in 1946 during the reign of King Michael I of Romania.
In 2003, the works at the „Sâmbăta Academy” were completed within this monastic complex. Under the motto „Spirituality, culture, science, art”, conferences and seminars are organized on religious, cultural, scientific and art topics in this location, which operates as an international center. Sâmbăta Academy provides rooms equipped for such events, an amphitheater with 150 seats, a library, simultaneous translation facilities, other services specific to these activities. They can organize exhibitions, and the participants attend religious services.
At the entrance to the monastic complex we are greeted with the words: „Peace to those who come. Joy to those who remain. Blessings to those who leave.”