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Moldovita Monastery

Suceava, Romania
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Suceava
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Founded in 1532, this monastery's frescoes recreate the siege of Constantinople.
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is part of the Unesco heritage, and part of the chain of monasteries in Bucovina. It is very nice and peaceful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Moldovita is one of the big 4 painted monasteries in Bucovina. It is the midpoint of a tour which should include Humor, Voronet and Sucevita. It seems quite isolated from the others, in a quiet valley surrounded by the lush green Carpathian hills. Entry is €1.50 and again, photography is another 1 or 2 euro on top of this. It... More

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have been to many churches all over Europe, but this was a walk back in time to a Medieval era. A this is a must see! Well worth the trip across the mountains to see this living work of art.

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Uckfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a beautiful monastery. It's quite amazing to think that the paintings have survived for so many centuries. Not a long visit but, without doubt, a must see if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Moldovita is much like all the other monasteries, but it seems the nuns who manage the buildings and grounds are a step up from all the others. It is a bouquet of colors and beauty, flowers and bushes, trees and vines. Go. It is also a testament to how stupid people can be: grafitta dating back a hundred plus years,... More

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Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

not so kind persons, they only ask about your ticket and do not bother themselves too much of your presence there...however the monastery itself is a fantastic place to visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The paintings on the walls are very well rehabilitated, and the inside is very repainted by specialists as well. There is a hill nearby (exit the monatery and then left) from where to take a nice picture of the monastery and the cemetery. Not as big as Sucevita but as beautiful. There is a fee to take pictures outside (same... More

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bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

One of the most important monasteries in Bucovina area, Moldovita is part of Romania's history. It is very well preserved. Inside the walls of the monastery you can also find a small museum with interesting old religious objects. The outside walls are all painted portreting different Biblical passages, the painting being well preserved until today. Other two important monasteries in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Interior yard is amaizing: quiet, a lot of flowers and the Church is realy impresive. Definetly a must see

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Gorgeous exterior painting. The monastery is very arranged, nuns being very householders. The church is old, but it is a gem. The landscape is also spectacular.

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