During the Middle Ages, Colț Monastery was not a mere place of worhip. Pillagesand plunders were order of the day in those times, which is why it had a fortified tower where the monks kept precious objects and took refuge in case of danger.
The tower had over one-metre thick walls and narrow windows which allowed the monks to shoot without being shot at in turn.
Today, the only remnants of Colț Monastery are the ruins of the tower and the tales of those who had some connection with the place. One of these is the story of its founder who is said to have been buried in the monastery church and whose relics are said to be holy.