Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei
(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Moldovita Monastery part of your personalized Vatra Moldovitei itinerary using our Vatra Moldovitei vacation builder.
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  • I found the monastery at the second try. There are only few indicators and while I was looking to the train I passed near the indicator to the monastery. The monastery is quite small but stunning. I w...  more »
  • Moldovita Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox Monastery built in 1532 by Petru Rares who was the illegitimate son of Stephen the Great. It has very well preserved frescoes and is included on the UNESCO l...  more »
  • After visiting the monastery of Voronet, considered by many as the Christian Eastern art Sistine Chapel, I thought that none could impress me most; big mistake, because if it is true that the paintings are best or most colorful in Voronet, the enclave, the size, the shape of the Church, the Assembly of the monastery of Moldovita think it is even more shocking than the Voronet, Moldovita dominated most Garnet color and are also represented the final judgment, the tree of Jesse the site of Constantinople and the Bush burning of Moses with very good artistic quality. In the paintings of Moldovita Byzantine elements and the Romanian interpretation of them mingle. If you are going to Romania, Moldova and Ukraine and the opportunity of visiting the painted monasteries of Bucovina, arises I (8 of which, including that of Moldovita, are heritage) visit it, you experimentareis unique emotions.
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  • 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.
  • Very peaceful place and the monastery is well preserved
  • Great.
  • Piece of Romanian history.
  • Beautiful.