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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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One of the best out of the eight monasteries in Bucovina with frescoes painted on the outer wall

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved the peace and quiet here, the way in which the nuns tend to this place and the flowers. There are flowers everywhere! The original Moldovița Monastery was destroyed by a landslide in the 15th century, and the current construction has been built in 1532, under the reign of Petru Rareș, the son of Stephan the Great. For more... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of Bucovina's most beautiful painted monasteries, with extraordinary beautifully preserved paintings, expressing the most important moments for the christian orthodox church. As a travel guide, I have already been there dozens of times. But each time I visit it, new meanings and symbols manage to grab my attention throughout the numerous paintings. I could never say I understand this... More 

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Radauti, Romania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you loved Sucevita Monastery, you will love this one two. Visit it in May, when all the lilac in the garden is blooming! A fantasy of color and scent- just like heaven! Worth visiting also for the peaceful atmosphere and interesting history.

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Elassona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was really impressed about the paintings and the history of the place.All the area is a fantastic place to visit especially if you are travelling by bicycle.

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Ploiesti, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

One of the famous monasteries of Bucovina. While in the area, take some time for a leisure train ride with a steam powered locomotive, on a narrow railroad - it is called "Mocănița"

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Romania
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great place to spend 1-2 hours in a quiet place. The paintings are incredible and the architecture is awesome. Enjoy!

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Paris, France
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The monasteries in Bucovina are some of the most stunning places I have seen and a real gem. If you are lucky enough to come on a calm sunny day you will most likely have the place to your self or almost to yourself. The monastery is incredibly peaceful and the paintings are amazing (inside and outside). The same goes... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When I was there, part of the paintings were in restauration. If you want to visit the museum you should ask the nuns to open it.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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