Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita

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. Put Sucevita Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sucevita online trip maker .
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  • This is an very old monastery build by Stefan the Great hundreds of years ago. Is in the UNESCO list of monuments. You don't have to miss it if you're here  more »
  • Please go here if you have the chance it is one of the most amazing places, the paintings outside are so well preserved and the inside has highly ornate decorations and historical objects. There can b...  more »
  • It is one of the most beautiful, if there is a sunny day the exterior colors are stunning. You must pay by taking pictures inside they cannot be, nuns are distant and a much unpleasant, only have contact with the tourist if they sell you something at the souvenir shop
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  • This monastery is fascinating both by mural painting and by its legends with reference to its construction. The monastery complex is based on a legend that says that for a ransom of sins, a woman has brought for 30 years a building stone with her horse or buffalo bull. Decorated with interior and exterior murals, the monastery is one of the most beautiful representations of the Byzantine and Gothic style. A characteristic feature of the painting at Sucevița is the inclination towards narrative, making complete cycles of the lives of some saints.
  • A very impressive historical building with overall good infrastructure around. The outside frescoes are simply beautiful.
  • one of the prettiest but I would not recommend to see all of them - choose the one that is on your way - all others look exactly the same. And all of them are not for free to visit. What is more nuns are not really friendly.
  • Very beautiful and well maintained monastery. Impressive to see.
  • It stands near Radauti. It was built between 1583-1586 as a fortified church, which is painted on the inside and outside. The wall srill stands as well as the big tower.
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