Prince Basarab was returning from a hunting party with his guests and stopped to see how Manole was progressing. In great bewilderment they saw the wonderful structure he had build. It was apparently completed and everyone was deeply impressed by its peacefulness and loveliness. It was mystic, it had charm, it had beauty. The columns, the cornices, everything was harmonious, and this church was certainly more beautiful than any they had seen before. Prince Basarab was delighted with the achievement and stated that, to be sure, no other monastery in the land could exceed this one.