Putna Monastery, Putna

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#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Suceava County
The Putna monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery, one of the most important cultural, religious and artistic centers established in medieval Moldavia; as with many others, it was built and dedicated by Prince Stephen the Great. Putna was founded on the lands perambulated by the Putna . Stephen the Great is famous for building and influencing the building of dozens of churches and monasteries all over Moldavia . The Putna Monastery houses the tombs of Stephen —nowadays, a place of pilgrimage —, and several of his family members. The icon veils and tombstones are held as fine examples of Moldavian art in Stephen the Great’s time.HistoryRight after Stephen the Great won the battle in which he conquered the Kilia citadel, he began work on the monastery as a means to give thanks to God, on July 10, 1466 - the church was to be dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Previous eremitic life (on the place the monastery was built) was proven by humans buried deep under the foundation of the oldest buildings from Stephen the Great. A chronicle of the time mentions that Stephen bought the Vicovu de Sus village in exchange for 200 zlots, and awarded the land and revenue to the treasury of the monastery.
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  • In a beautiful Green Valley of Bucovina is this monastery in the second half of the 15th century, considered one of the most important artistic cultural and religious centers, Built by Stephen the great where according to legend would drop an arrow he launched to choose the place has undergone many vicissitudes that have repeatedly destroyed; a fire and an enemy assault. Of the fortified complex of Stephen the great remains only the Tower of trade. The present Church dates from the second half of the 17th century. Perhaps this has the outside walls painted as the other monasteries, but the color white, Interior paints, however beautiful, sacred music in the background in the Church, the history and the tombs of Stephen the great and his relatives, the destination of continuous pilgrimages (we have met one) inspire a sense of devozioe and spirituality.
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  • Historisic, scenic monastery. One of the key places to see if in the Bucovina area of Romania. Don't miss it.  more »
  • It is the farthest from Suceava County to the North, but it is worth a visit. Surrounded by forest, it looks like a fortress. The central Church has spectacular fresh like others in the area. I don't know if it was because I visited it early or being more paragraph, just there were tourists, which is a gift coming from Transylvania and its overwhelming crowds.
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  • Very nice.
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