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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  • I visited this great monastery right after the Orthodox Eastern! Even if it was the 4th time i went there, I would come again anytime as it's really a place where you can "feel" the silence. there is ...  more »
  • Sucevita monastery is probably the biggest of the Bukovian monasteries, and the church is in my opinion the most beautiful in Bukovina.  more »
  • The biggest fortified monastery in the area. Museum was open. Not big but interresting. Free parking near it. Very nice piece of history  more »
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  • This place does not welcome visitors with cameras and children. All around the monastery there are tens of signs that forbid you from taking pictures. Even from outside the monastery you are not allowed to take pictures. There are as many warning signs about banned photography as there are paintings on the walls. As for the children, they are allowed only to breathe. God forbid if they move or make any sounds. A nun asked us why are we even there, bothering them. All I could answer her was: It is written "Let the children come to me." Her reply was: This does not apply here. I was out of that place. I'll never come back. At Putna Monastery we found a more welcoming place.
  • Picturesque fort style monastery with a centuries long history and tradition. Well preserved. Must see
  • Marvelous architecture, a really arch in time. The paintings, both outside and inside are exquisite and inspiring. The wonder working icon of Holly Mary Mother of God never cease to give hope and help.
  • I had the honour to visit Sucevita Monastery when i cross Romania while one of my bicycle tours. It is really amazing how the art of the paintings are travelling through time.You should spend some time at the area and fill yourself with unforgettable memories! A jewellery In Bucovina
  • A monastery like no other... you should admire the views and the paintings, also the ambiance and the beautiful surroundings. Then you should close your eyes and just pray!
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