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Sucevita Monastery

DN17A, Suceava 727510, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 19 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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Cabras, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
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
4 attraction reviews
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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Braila, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As we traveled through Suceava County we visited as many museums and Monasteries as time allowed. Sucevita Monastery is a very nice place to visit but has no museum. The history and information available make it worth the time and effort to visit this monastery.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I went here a couple of times with my friends and I must say that this monastery is a landmark in the north of Romania. Great architecture and history, with lots of stories to be learned from the tour guide.

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Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The monastery is awesome...but...take a look at my review about Moldovita...Nobody is eager to show you anything or to explain...they care only about the ticket...

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Sucevita is one of the best preserved of the Bucovina Monasteries and has wonderful grounds. I learnt that the artwork at Sucevita has some significant differences from the 'order' of other monasteries

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