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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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  • But unfortunately so crowded Toles monastery and beautiful area, that's really no fun. There is also a beautiful monastery. for example Sucsvita
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  • If you get to this part of Romania (North), you definitively need to visit this monastery and its renown church. The secret of its blue color, that was painted 600 years, is still not found.  more »
  • The company with whom I went made me discover this beautiful place. The frescoes are beautiful and well preserved in the Interior of the building.
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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