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Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Ci sono stato nel luglio del 2014 in occasione di un soggiorno in Romania. Avevo il desiderio di vedere i monasteri affrescati. Tale è l'appellativo che è stato dato a questo Monastero. Certo non ha l... read more »I was there in July 2014 during a stay in Romania. I had the desire to see the frescoed monasteries. This is the name that was given to this monastery. Certainly doesn't have the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel, but, to tell the truth we must recognise that it is a work of some importance and beauty, I never expected to see something like that, I was impressed and fascinated by the protection district with its high walls this wonder. I was there in July 2014show original
There are several painted monasteries in the region, we visited 3 of them and this one we loved the most. We even came back in the evening and enjoyed the atmosphere.
כנסיית גאורגיוס הקדוש בוורונץ היא הידועה ביותר מבין הכנסיות המצוירות של צפון מולדובה ובה ציור קיר גדול של יום הדין. נבנו בשנים 1487 - 1532 ומשמשות דוגמה ייחודית לאומנות הביזנטית בגלל ציורי הקיר המעטרי... read more »
Very nice and peaceful place
Marius Adrian Cogeanu
A piece of history that needs to be on anyone's list for a tour of North Moldavian Monasteries
Nice... Piece of art
Nice, very nice! The monastery and surrounds as well! Very welcomed people and the air... my God, the air... the most pure i've seen!! My advice, take a tour and you'll understand...
Best in Romania.
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