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Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului
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A so-called the "Sistine Chapel of the East," Voronet Monastery draws visitors because of its exterior frescoes and its status as a World Heritage Site (together with other painted churches of Moldavia). The scenes are painted with an intense nuance of "Voronet blue," a color obtained from lapis lazuli. Stephen the Great erected the monastery in 1488 after he had chased the Turks from Wallachia. Pay attention to the fresco of the last judgment on the western wall. You'll notice that the doomed souls wear Turkish turbans, and that the souls being carried to heaven are wrapped in Moldavian towels. The interior of the church shelters the delicately carved wooden chair of the ruler. The first abbot of the monastery, Saint Daniil the Hermit, is buried on the monastery grounds. Plan to see Voronet Monastery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gura Humorului vacation planner.
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  • We went to Voronet Monastery on a snowy day, so the sights were fantastic. White and blue (voronet blue). At the entrance you can find a gift shop. You can buy also history books in english, german, i...  more »
  • An absolute must. The century old frescoes are just marvellous. It's a wonder they still are there. Enjoy the calm and the rest. 
  • This monastery is, if you are in the area, a must see. It is a small monastery and all you see is the church and the garden around it. However, anyone interested in iconic painting will be amazed on t...  more »
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  • True Romanian history. You can see the Voronet blue painting which is unique.
  • Great Paintings and very prophetic!! #TheChosenPeople
  • A place with lots of symbols and a great energy
  • An unique colour... Has no comparison!
  • A piece of history that needs to be on anyone's list for a tour of North Moldavian Monasteries