Bogdana Monastery, Radauti

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  • Don't miss it !! May it not attract your attention from outside, but interior is absolutely stunning. With deep blue colors and gleam lights makes this monastery our favorite in all Romania. This plac...  more »
  • Small monastic Church unpretentious, it has retained the simplicity of a 14th century who sees Moldova emerge gradually as State centralized around a sovereign ruler. The building deserves to get there.
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  • always feel good without the door of the old church. It's part of our life insurance. after 600 years of life, it's remarkable. We i go to the feasts of Easter by the way at home, and we love it as it is.
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  • Nice old church, but in a poor shape! Lovely visit
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  • The monastery is the first religious building of stone, in Moldova, which has been preserved in its original form. It was founded by Bogdan I, in 1359-1365, which is the founder of the Moldovan feudal State. In the past, the monastery was the royal necropolis. Inside the church there are the romantic elements, Byzantine and Gothic.
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  • Is III-oldest monument, but the most valuable part of Moldova. It is the first necropolis rulers of the Principality. The Interior preserves frescoes of the era Stefaniana and ESA 18.
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  • Orthodox monastery is located in the Bogdana central-southern part of the municipality of Rădăuți, vis-à-vis the monument to the heroes of World War I (opened 1920) and the entire equestrian statue of Bogdan I (opened in 1985). The monastery's Church, dating from 1360 and having dedicated Saint Nicholas (6 December) was founded by the voivode Bogdan I (1359-1365), founder of the feudal state of Moldova. It is considered to be the oldest church built in Moldova. The role of the royal necropolis, buried both the Builder and the survivors and the relatives until the reign of Alexandru cel Bun (1400-1432) when the church became the Episcopal residence. During the first reign of Alexandru Lăpușneanu, the Church was restored, he added (1559) a closed porch. Occupation of Bukovina in 1775-1918 period of the Habsburg empire had great influence on the region and the monastery. In the year 1781 they built a tower-steeple, but the following year, the diocese was moved to Czernowitz, and only after another year, in 1783 the monastery was disbanded, being converted into a parish church. Also, some of the cells were demolished, while others converted into stables for the Austrian Garrison stationed here. In the year 1876, next to the Church, was built a parsonage. Bogdana monastery was re-established in 1992 year with monks with monks. In the year 1996 replaced the Church's iconostasis degraded with a new one made of oak. In the year 1998 has completed construction of a body of cells with arhondaric and a new church dedicated to St. Leontius Bishop from Rădăuți (scrape with Holy relics are located in the old church). The Church is high, with pointed roof, without a steeple. The walls were thick walls 1, 40 m and are supported by 10 buttresses. The architectural style of the Church combines elements of Romanesque, Byzantine and Gothic. It consists of the porch, the pronaos, naos and altar. Inside the narthex and the nave is separated in three aisles by six pillars groși pătratici. It is not known when and who did the original painting. The painting was completed or rebuilt on several occasions. Dashboard votive nave is not attributed with certainty, but considering that the Church is represented without the porch (built by Alexandru Lăpușneanu) then the main character might just founder, Bogdan I, followed by two other rulers that could be Alexandru cel Bun and Ștefan cel Mare.
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