Located 5 km northeast of Câmpulung, Nămăiești Monastery is located in an area with ancient historical traces, dug into a rock by unknown hands and dated from the first half of the 16th century (1547), when Mircea Ciobanu leaves Jupân Dumitru as a resident in the village of Nămăiești, but on the condition that, if he does not have a successor, the property will remain to the rock church. No exact data are known regarding the foundation of the hermitage, but legends transmitted orally, from ancestral ancestors, in the village of Nămăiești also mention the name of the ruler Negru Vodă. According to some historians, the church was a Christian catacomb from the Roman period.
Not much is known about the church carved into the rock, its beginnings being identified with the discovery of the miracle-working icon of the Mother of God, which dates from the time of Negru Voda.
The church was badly damaged by the bombings of World War I.