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Address: DN17A, Suceava 727510, Romania
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Description: This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a...
This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a green background.
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Difficult to get to, but absolutely beautiful and well worth the trip. Hire "Hello Bucovina" tours and don't miss this great experience and beautiful historic building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Perhaps because it was the first , perhaps because there was a guide explaining in English to a Japanese tourist and perhaps because it is the largest and many do say "the finest" .. I found it the most impressive . The effort put in to glorify God . And for many artists this was the only acceptable outlet for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Difficult to get to, but absolutely beautiful and well worth the trip. Hire "Hello Bucovina" tours and don't miss this great experience and beautiful historic building. Beautiful paintings in an even more beautiful setting.

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the netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Go and see and hold your breath. Look at the steps to heaven, the angels, the tree of Jesse. We had plenty of time to look at the paintings, the people in and out the church. We made pictures and had a good explanation from our guide.

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

The monastery (actually a nunnery) and the countryside in which it is set are both spectacular.However this was the third such place we had visited in quick succession and our guide had never used one word when ten would do. I was a bit 'churched-out' by then and looking at a wonderful exterior depiction of angels and saints ascending a... More 

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

We really enjoyed visiting Sucevita. As my ancestors are from the area, we really enjoyed walking through the cemetery behind the monastery, then when we entered the monastery, we were in awe. The frescos are absolutely beautiful, and walking the grounds was a perfect place to relax and reflect.

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

Sucevita Monastery is a great stop on the monastery tour. The grounds are rather large and kept in good condition. The paintings are also in very good condition. If you're going to go on a monastery tour then Sucevita should be on your list! Like all monasteries in the area, the fee is 5 lei per person and a 10... More 

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Flint Hills, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped here first before going to Voronet. This monastery is not as heavily visited as some. Very good paintings.

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bucuresti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I think this is the best looking monastery in Romanian Moldova. As in the quality of external paintings. Well worth a visit. It is basically a piece of art.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Sucevita is the best preserved monastery in Bucovina and the most beautiful where most of the other monasteries have lost much of the paintings on the northern side due to weather. This one somehow managed to keep almost it's entire exterior paintings the way it originally was. The structure is the most complete and complex and the inner garden on... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bucovina is full of myths and stories. According to legend, a woman carried the building stones for this church with a cart pulled by buffaloes, over a span of 30 years, in order for her sins to be forgiven. This place is incredibly beautiful! For more information about what to visit in Bucovina visit: http://theplanningmonster.gq/Theplanningmonster/English/Entries/2015/4/7_Bucovina%2C_a_Land_to_Long_For.html

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Address: Address: DN17A, Suceava 727510, Romania
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Northeast Romania  >  Suceava County  >  Suceava

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