The monastery, located right at the starting point of the Ramet Gorges, is a XIV century historical monument comprising an Orthodox church and a school turned museum, which serves as conclusive evidence that, in the early Middle Ages, education was almost exclusively the domain of organized religion. The small stone church, guarded only by flimsy-looking walls, is dedicated to the Nativity of Mary and the Healing Fount, an eastern orthodox holiday observed on the first Friday after Easter. Well hidden in the Trascau Mountains, the monastery has had its share of troubled history, but has remained a stronghold of orthodoxy throughout it all, thanks, to a large extent, to the involvement of prominent Transylvanian or Wallachian princes such as Matthias Corvinus, Radu the Black, and Michael the Brave. These generous rulers repaired and rebuilt the church after the repeated destructions suffered either at the hands of foreign invaders or even ordered by the local authorities as part of the reprisal against the Revolt of Horea, Closca, and Crisan. However, the most important contribution to the church as it stands now came from the Alba Iulia Bishop Emilian Birdas, who saved the old church from ruin by adding another two meters to its height and built a new place of worship, under the patronage of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, within the same complex, naming it the Cathedral of the Apuseni Mountains.
Gorges conservation area includes both the two massive limestone walls that form the sides of the ravine, displaying an impressive variety of karst topography, and the surrounding meadows and forests, home to several endemic or rare plant varieties. Visitors wishing to feast their eyes on the numerous karst landforms – such as dolines, sinkholes, caves, towers, and ridges – must be prepared to go the extra mile for it, and quite literally too; cars can only get them as far as the Ramet Monastery or the Bradesti village. Access into the gorges themselves requires walking through the water over a distance of about one kilometer or scaling a footpath steep and narrow enough to make it suitable for nimble mountain goats. For those who pick the month of May for such an adventure, the area also provides another dazzling attraction, the so-called Road of the Daffodils, a one hour hike – again, on a rather steep slope – rewarded with an astonishing view over the entire area from a meadow that is literally suffused with the gold of daffodils.