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Sucevita Monastery

DN17A, Suceava 727510, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Suceava
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a green background.
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful monastery in north-east of Romania, Bucovina ... the location, the construction, the colours, the fortified exterior wall ... everything it's just amazing! One have to go and visit to get an actual feeling of it ... the peace, the mountains, the green which surrounds the area, the people who are very friendly, the long alley... More

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Arad, Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Why do we have to say something about it! This is a place that makes feel... that makes you wonder...that makes you ask yourself...it's a place to enjoy just being there.

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Haifa, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the most beautiful painted monastery, enclosed by impressive walls, probably the last one of this kind. The painting are well preserved and the interior garden is really beautiful. If you don't really understand the meaning of the paintings you should try to receive some guidenc there from the local sisters as the paintings are really interesting and a... More

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

You really get a sense of the impending threat of Ottoman invasion when you visit this monastery. The surrounding walls and corner bastions look impenetrable. It was one of the last of the painted monasteries to be built in Bucovina. Today it remains the largest and most heavily painted of all. On the north wall is the "Ladder of Virtues"... More

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Cabras, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It would be great to have a guide service there for those like us who are travelling independently. We loved the garden, too. Very well kept.

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Uckfield
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Probably one of the smaller monasteries but still worth popping by for a visit! Even my teenage children were impressed. How on earth did they do those beautiful paintings on the ceiling. What devotion to their religion!

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Top Contributor
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The museum is small, but filled with gems. Go. It is a challenge to get to Sucevita from anywhere, but the drive through the mountainous countryside is gorgeous. The monastery is bigger, but much the same as the other monasteries of the region, all worth the visit. Inside the door to the museum is an interactive display that tells the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I'm not saying this because I was born in Suceava, I'm saying it because Sucevita Monastery is breathtaking! As a tourist through Bucovina you should never miss Sucevita Monastery. It has a charm that you won't be able to find somewhere else, except maybe in the other Monasteries from the area. I went there in all seasons - summer, spring... More

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london
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is one of a small group of amazing painted monasteries. Every inch, inside and out, is painted: a sort of medieval comic book. These monastery churches are set in fortified grassy enclosures (not graveyards). The Sucevita monastery, which is in fact a convent, is totally peaceful even though the gate opens on to a main road, at the foot... More

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Romania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A special place, full of history, full of beauty, full of very friendly people...with things to see and or do in Sucevita or nearby.

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