Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei

One of Romania's World Heritage-listed painted churches, Moldovita Monastery features walls of vibrant frescoes. Visit the 16th-century Romanian Orthodox church, built to help combat Ottoman influence in the region. Admire the Gothic windows around the exterior. Look closely at the fresoes and notice depictions of saints, Judgement Day, and the family tree of Jesus. Don't miss the elaborate section documenting the Persian siege of Constantinople during the 7th century. Before you head to Vatra Moldovitei, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vatra Moldovitei online route planner , to make sure you see all that Vatra Moldovitei has to offer, including Moldovita Monastery.
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  • Beautiful monastery, wall paintings are still well intact. You can also stay in the guesthouse. Guide on request.
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  • The Monastery is situated in Bucovina, in the North of Romania. It's one of the most beautiful construction with great architecture and exterior paintings. It was under construction and renovating at ...  more »
  • The second of four monasteries that we have visited in a day. Beautiful frescoes with a beautiful garden. The frescos showing stories from the Bible.
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  • A tourist train powered by a steam locomotive runs 12 kilometers up the Moldovita River from a station near Moldovita Monastery. This narrow gauge forestry line built in 1888 closed in 2001 but was revived by local railway enthusiasts four years later. If you once go to this place then you will feel amazed and don't even what's to go to home back. It will to journey. It an awesome place do visit soon.
  • Amazing place with amazing people! Great to see, great to hear the presentation ( not only in Romanian), great for singles, couples or groups. Gives you a special feeling. Thank you!
  • One of the best examples of medieval art in Central Europe
  • A nice place to get some piece, history and culture
  • We came group of 9 tourists from Israel to see this place. The ladies needed to go to the toilet after long ride, because we traveled to see specially this beautiful church . The people in the church, specifically the nun, refused to let the ladies to use the toilet, she sent them to another and far toilet which was closed. They cane back not before one of the lady couldn't hold her self, and after 15 long minutes she sent a...man with the key (!) to the ladies room, and while they were inside he demand 1 Lei... For using the toilet. This not a behavior. Not recommended. They don't deserve that I will publish photos. It was written also in TripAdvisor app.

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