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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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  • Being the second time I visited the county of Bucovina with all its great monasteries, it was great to discover again the beauties that lay behind that beautiful art work. Great surroundings, beautifu...  more »
  • We visited here on recommendation from a friend. It was a lovely day for the trip and the church looked glorious in the sunlight. We spent about an hour looking around. One of our party was in shorts,...  more »
  • Voronet is the most famous of the Bucovina Monasteries and known as the Sistine Chapel of the East. It features one of the best preserved Last Judgement fresco in this part of the world. I was simply ...  more »
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  • Unique blue can be seen on the paintings. Also on the back left side from the entrance can be seen a fresque that is considered the Oriental Sixtine Chapel.
  • Listed in UNESCO's list of World Heritage. Unique blue.
  • Full of nice paintings inside and outside of the church. Nice environtment
  • Most beautiful Bucovinean Monastery
  • True Romanian history. You can see the Voronet blue painting which is unique.

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