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Address: Suceava, Romania
Description: 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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The church is one of the best in the region. You can admire internal and external frescos, in yellow and blue colors. Flowers are everywhere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The church is one of the best in the region. You can admire internal and external frescos, in yellow and blue colors. Flowers are everywhere.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great monastery (inside and outside). Great detailed paintings, monastery's setting in a peaceful garden makes it a pleasure to walk around. You only have to visit one monastery though, as they all kind of look and feel the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I visited Moldovita Monastery on a group bustour around Romania. On first sight the monastery church looked a lot like the one in Voronet (except for the colourscheme), until we got the excellent explanation of resident sister Tatiana , who proved to be a treasure trove of knowledge about the architecture and meaning of the decorations of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was the second we visited (out of three). Frankly I found it much like Sucevita. Not being much into religious art history the finer points of which story is told and which not did not seem too important to me . The churches are all impressive but personally one would have been enough for me. My partner and the... More 

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the netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We liked all the monasteries. We learned from the guide about he programme of the decorations. We had time for coffee and time for taking pictures.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was one of the beautiful Monastery that I ever seen! Old but still in great condition! People were nice here!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Yet another stunning painted monastery but make sure you also visit the 'Princely House' Museum in the grounds. TIP - buy the glossy booklet 'Bukovina The Monastery Archipeligo' - It's cheaper than three separate camera fees and has great photos.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were excited to see the frescos and were not disappointed. The artifacts displayed were amazing. There was a service when we attended and it was so beautiful to hear the service, see the congregation enjoying the service.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Moldovita, unlike some of the other monasteries in the area, has exterior paintings in very good condition. The ground are nice and the paintings on the inside are very good too! Moldovita should be on the tour list for anyone doing the monastery tour. Like all the monasteries in the area, the admission price is 5 lei with an optional... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Moldovița is one of the best out of eight monasteries in Northern Moldavia with frescoes painted on the outer wall, situated in the commune of Vatra Moldoviței, Suceava County, Moldavia, Romania. Was built in 1532 by Petru Rareș, who was Stefan the Great's illegitimate son. Like most monasterys of that period is a fortified structure and was founded as a... More 

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Address: Suceava, Romania
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Northeast Romania  >  Suceava County  >  Suceava

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