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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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moldovita monastery

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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

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