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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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  • 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 »
  • The monastery of Sucevita in the three we visited, to me personally was that I liked the most. Try to why explain with words, although it is not easy when influence emotions. His paintings, despite its North wall with the spectacular scale of virtues, masterpiece of Romanian medieval painting, they are not as striking as the Voronet, and the atmosphere of meditation and magic that emanates may resemble the Moldovita, but however it is much more complete than the previous ones, perhaps due to its orientation or the protection offered it large walls that surround it It is the only preserved paintings in very good condition in all its walls. Garden and monastery where nuns live is spacious and very beautiful and interior.. .the interior is awesome... great and radiates spirituality, peace and a mystic or magic that you get, if you're not very religious. It is clear that, as explained at the beginning, I loved the Sucevita monastery and consider it essential to business.
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  • Sucevita Monastery is very beautiful. All walls are painted and it shows a true history and says about God. Here is very quiet. I like it. 
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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.