Saint Andrew's Cave

The first Christian worship place in Romania

Situated at 6 km away from Rasova locality and at 4 km from Ion Corvin village, St. Andrew’s Cave is one of the most important Christian places from Romania’s territory. The cave is considered to be the first Christian cult place on our country and the entering gate for Christianity in Romania.

Dug into an afforested hill, with the entrance orientated eastwards, the cave preserved inside of it a block of stone having on its sides the sign of a cross. According to Christian sources, when he arrived for preaching the Christian tradition, Saint Andrew chose the place for its prayers in the cave dug in the heart of the hill. Legend has it that St. Andrew christined the people of these lands in the nine springs near the cave.

A place for praying was built during 1943-1944 on the location where, it is said that St. Andrew settled down, along with his disciples in 50 BC. Vandalized during communism, it was restored, and rebuilt during 1990-1994.

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Satul Ion Corvin, com . Ion Corvin

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Acces :DN 3-Constanta –Adamclisi –Ion Corvin

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How to get by car


The car is the most convenient and inexpensive alternative to get to Constanta. The distance between Bucharest - Constanta is 225 km and can be made in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The time increases considerably during the summer months, when roads are crowded with those who want to sunbathe on the Romanian coast. The most popular route is Sun Highway: Bucharest - Fundulea - Lehliu - Drajna - Fetesti - Cernavoda - Constanta.

How to get by train


At the railway station from Constanta arrive trains from the most important cities of the country: Bucharest, Suceava, Iasi, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, etc. Trains of different categories leave from Bucharest and the minimum duration of the trip is of 4 hours. Ticket price starts from 30 lei.

How to get by plane


Constanta has two airports: The International Airport Mihail Kogalniceanu and the Tuzla Airfield. In Constanta arrive flights from Bucharest, Timisoara, Milano, Pisa, Brussels, Nuremberg, Wien.

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