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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  • Built in 1532 by Petru Rares ch reigned in Romania in two distinct periods has built several churches forticandole com walls and turrets to defend them from the Ottomans. First wanted outer and inner walls of the churches were decorated with frescoes depicting Saints, prophets and scenee of Jesus ' life. This Moldovita is one of the best preserved and was told that the paintings "were the Holy Scriptures in color". The predominant colors are blue and yellow and the outdoor paintings is particularly interesting the 626 siege of Constantinople with the city saved by the Persians for the intervention of our Lady. The entire West wall, on the porch, is covered by the judgment with a terrifying River of fire and the sea that returns the death. Impressive depiction; The Interior is completely painted with beautiful paintings and more vibrant colors, maybe because they are newer than the ones on the outside. Visit bewitching, attractive beyond words-
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  • Rightly placed on the list of monuments protected by Unesco, is fortunately still a hidden gem and then again for a short distance from the crowds of tourists. So enjoy, as long as you're on time!. Highly recommended are the frescoes of the siege of Constantinople, which covers the southern outer wall, and the last judgment. in the porch of the Church.
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  • This was my favorite monastery : beautiful outside and in, with a very well kept garden surrounding it. The inside is wonderful also.  more »
  • Great place to visit!
  • 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 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
  • Piece of Romanian history.
  • Relax

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