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Moldovita Monastery

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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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Monastery tour classic

One of many similar Monasteries. You can visit them during "Monastery Tours" widely sold in many Cities in North Romania (e.g. Suceava). The best way to do that is to rent a car... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of many similar Monasteries. You can visit them during "Monastery Tours" widely sold in many Cities in North Romania (e.g. Suceava). The best way to do that is to rent a car and see them on your own. Why they are worth seeing? - amazing paintings, kind of an architectural signature of these small churches/monasteries. They are not big... More 

Elassona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

Ploiesti, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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"

Romania
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245 reviews 245 reviews
94 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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!

Paris, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

Bucharest, Romania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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.

Port Coquitlam, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

Melbourne, Australia
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947 helpful votes 947 helpful votes
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 

Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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.

Uckfield
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130 reviews 130 reviews
21 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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