Voronet Monastery, Gura Humorului

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. Arrange your visit to Voronet Monastery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Gura Humorului using our Gura Humorului trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Voronet Monastery
map
Places to stay near Voronet Monastery
Voronet Monastery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
401 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Last week I visited the monastery for the second time. Once in summer and one time in winter. Both experiences were very enjoyable. When visiting in winter there are far fewer tourists than in summer....  more »
  • This monastery is famous for its blue colour. Nice visit, interesting pictures. If in the area, is one of the attractions religious more important in the area.
    View original
  • One of the most beautiful monasteries of Romania. You have to listen the monstery' story told by nuns and you will be very impressed.  more »
Google
  • Breath-taking monastry ! Did you know that the colour blue here is unique in the world?
  • Nice monastery of Bucovina, maybe too touristic. 5 lei/person. It has a small tower not open to the public (too old) and a beautiful church.
  • Nice place to visit, one of the representative monasteries of Moldavia, especially for the specific " blue of Voroneț ". Suitable for passionates or simply hobby.
  • One of the most beautifull and peacefull place in this world !!! You must see it !
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Gura Humorului

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Voronet Monastery by other users

1 day in Gura Humorului BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gura Humorului BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Northeast Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Piatra Neamt BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Suceava County BY A USER FROM ROMANIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Romania BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Suceava County BY A USER FROM TUNISIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Romania BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Suceava County BY A USER FROM TUNISIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans