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Moldovita Monastery

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Address: Vatra Moldovitei, Romania
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Founded in 1532, this monastery's frescoes recreate the siege of...

Founded in 1532, this monastery's frescoes recreate the siege of Constantinople.

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a very interesting monastery

Very important visit. The south wall is not painting because the creator died. The indoor place of the monastery is too important

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very important visit. The south wall is not painting because the creator died. The indoor place of the monastery is too important

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

You had better to rent a car or hire a taxi to visit the five monasteries but I am sure it is worth. The atmosphere there makes you feel very relaxed and peaceful.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Moldovita Church is one of 2 (Humor is the other) with a unique open porch. Some of the excellent exterior frescoes are the Tree of Jesse and the Siege of Constantinople. There is a small Museum also.

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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Surrounded by the ancient citadel walls, Moldovita monastery is a masterpiece of architecture. Plenty of beautiful flowers adorn the yard and each existent window. A place where one can find the inner peace, just sited on a bench and trying to relax. Whether you go there to worship or just to visit and find some peace, Moldovita monastery will offer... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The depiction of the Last Judgement on the exterior has to be seen. Inside the porch is the church's calendar with each day of the year having its own picture.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Ask for nun Tatiana to guide you around. She is one of the most awesome people I've ever met. Really impressive information.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The monasteries in Bucovina are incredible. They are uniquely decorated and set in very peaceful locatons. Entry fees are very low and there are not too many tourists.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

You can think if you have seen one painted monastry, than you have seen all. This is a mistake. Each has its own character, the only common that they are all painted inside and outside as well. Visit also the Prince House, there is a small museum with excellent exhibits.

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Peyia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Similar to other monasteries in this area when it comes to architecture and "decor" outside but quite different inside. Very enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Moldovita Monastery is perched high in the Carpathian mountains and is one of the most enchanting monasteries I have ever visited. Run by nuns who speak a range of foreign languages, including English anyone with any interest in the history and culture of this very special region is sure to be moved by a visit here. The Prince's house within... More 

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