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Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita

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The last of the 22 painted churches of Bucovina, Sucevita Monastery features the largest number of murals on the green background of its exterior and interior walls. See thousands of 16th-century painted images illustrating biblical events, including the depiction of red-winged angels escorting the righteous up the ladder to paradise. High and thick walls with a tower in each corner surround the entire complex. A museum inside the monastery displays a collection of historical artifacts and art objects, such as illuminated manuscripts, ecclesiastical silverware, and tomb covers with portraits of Ieremia, ruling prince of Moldavia, embroidered in silver thread. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sucevita Monastery by using our Sucevita travel itinerary planner.
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  • Participating in are listed as world heritage site from Suceava five monasteries tour, visited. I thought most significant monastery, mural on top as well. I think that the bad weather was sunny, the garden of the convent and grounds was more beautiful.
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  • Another of the monasteries of the region with the central church painted in the Moldavian style depicting biblical scenes. The fortified walls surrounding the church also house an ecclesiastical museu...  more »
  • Built in 1585 Movilesti family, in Gothic and Byzantine Church architecture. Painted between 1595 and 1604 is the one that has the greatest number of paintings. Important the representation of the ladder to paradise, linking Earth and sky adorned with red-winged angels. The inner court of the complex forms a square of 100 meters.
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  • Beautiful paintings inside and nice defending wall.
  • The mural paintings here are amazing ! A fantastic place for visiting in Romania.
  • This is one of 5 monasteries that are unique to Romania and should be visited. It has beautiful paintings in the inside and outside of the church. They are recognised by unesco as an important cultural asset.
  • This was the most inspiring of the painted monasteries for me, and in my opinion one of the top 5 most beautiful churches in Europe.
  • If you visit Romania, you need to visit Bucovina. If you visit Bucovina, you need to visit its beautiful monasteries. If you visit monasteries, then you need to see Sucevita, which is one of the nicest ones. If you visit Sucevita, you need to visit its surroundings, so you need to stay there and enjoy the places, its people, the local food, and have fun.