Manastirea Voronet, Voronet

A so-called the "Sistine Chapel of the East," Manastirea Voronet draws visitors because of its exterior frescoes and its status as a World Heritage Site (together with other painted churches of Moldavia). The scenes are painted with an intense nuance of "Voronet blue," a color obtained from lapis lazuli. Stephen the Great erected the monastery in 1488 after he had chased the Turks from Wallachia. Pay attention to the fresco of the last judgment on the western wall. You'll notice that the doomed souls wear Turkish turbans, and that the souls being carried to heaven are wrapped in Moldavian towels. The interior of the church shelters the delicately carved wooden chair of the ruler. The first abbot of the monastery, Saint Daniil the Hermit, is buried on the monastery grounds. Arrange your visit to Manastirea Voronet and discover more family-friendly attractions in Voronet using our Voronet trip itinerary planner .
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  • This church is a beautiful piece of art and an old artefact, too. Its history and how it looks make it do be one of the great churches from Romania. You have parking and some stores inside the monaste...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning church, with the most beautiful exterior paintings I have ever seen. Worth the 1 hour drive from Suceava.  more »
  • Very beautiful monastery with great (old) monastery church.Especially the old painters are very well preserved and impressed. Built 1488 by Stefan cel mare. Reating worth a trip. Too bad no one sticks to the photo and film ban ...
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  • We were travelling around the area so we decided to make a quick stop at this monastery. You can feel an energy of peace and steadiness once you go inside. They did well preserving it not just physically.
  • It is just incredible. Amazing view and the frescos are in very well-shape
  • Great place full of history and one of the oldest churches from Romania. Especially that shades of blue
  • A place loaded with art, with history, with legend. Art in the frescoes that survived almost five centuries, exposed to the elements, to the violence and hostile administrations. History embedded in its walls, it's tombs, its ruins. Legend in the air around, in the trees, in the wind. Can you hear the knock at the door? Stephan, lost, searching for God! This is where God answer to prayers in times of need. This is "Mount Sinai" of romanians.
  • Beautiful church in the heart of Moldova. Recomend visiting in warmer season so you can enjoy more the courtyard.
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