Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei

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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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  • Joined the monastery of five are listed as world heritage tour, visit. Mural outside the convent is famous, but especially here on one side and left clean frescoes that have been well preserved.
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  • As a fortress like structure, housing the church within, the monastery is well worth the visit. Beautifully decorated both inside and out.  more »
  • They say that the frescoes are the best preserved of all the monasteries of Bucovina. Built in 1532 by Petru Rares illegitimate son of Stefan Cell sea, was equipped with a defensive barrier to protect it from invasion by the Muslims. The decorations are mainly in yellow ochre, red, green and blue and represent the tree of Jesus, with all his ancestors. The Church has Byzantine and Gothic elements.
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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.