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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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  • The paintings from interior and exterior of the church are incredible nice, but depends on your expectations.  more »
  • Participated in the tour from Suceava five monasteries we visited. The weather was bad, but depicted painting "the last judgement" on the outer wall of the monastery, is interesting.
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  • Very close to the town of Gura Humorului is the monastery of Voronet, considered to be the oldest of the monasteries that are part of the Unesco World Heritage. Dates back to 1488 year when Stefan Cell Sea ordered its construction. Beautiful exterior frescoes dating back to 1547, manufactured by Gaurila with the characteristic blue colour. The main one is considered "the last judgment", so the monastery is also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East". Inside little remains of the original, very nice iconostasis dates back to centuries, the throne is a copy of the original.
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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