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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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  • Situated in an idyllic landscape, strongly fortified, it is one of the painted churches that we must not fail to see under any circumstances. It is the most modern of all the Romanian monasteries with foreign, dating from 1581 paintings. Precisely, this character fortified has been which has able that their paintings are the best preserved of all the monasteries; dominated by red and purple blue on emerald green background. The most outstanding paintings are the ladder of virtue and the final, unfinished trial by the premature death of the painter. Out of the gate are the revelation and the tree of Jesse. To highlight that many of them paintings represent scenes of her life everyday in the Moldova of the century XVI. It is open daily from 07.00 to 21.00 hours. Input prices are 5 lei (more than €1), adult; 2 lei, children and 10 lei, rate photo (only outside, although it is possible to make them within the Church). Outside there is a parking of payment, by the modest amount of 2 lei. Once we have seen the monastery, if we have time, it's very interesting to surround him and climb a small hill which is at the back, where we have a fantastic panorama. To do this, from the main gate we go towards the left and surround the monastery; on the back will see at the bottom a hill and under it a fence, toward which we have to go always leaving the cemetery and the Church to our right; the fence there is a small staircase that allows us to pass, and is then only continue upwards until you reach the top of the Hill, where there is a small monument; the views are fantastic. The turn is made along the same path. Between the departure and the return we may take 30 minutes, or rather depends on the step that we carry.
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  • Hunger will be outside alone. People are being pushed down from the ladder go up to heaven and there. Also the internal frescoes stories of a lot.
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  • Sucevita Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox convent located in the Bucovina region of Northern Romania. It was built between 1581-1601 and features beautiful frescoes both inside and outside. There are ...  more »
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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.