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Sucevita Monastery

Address: DN17A, Suceava 727510, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Suceava
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a green background.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a green background.

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Elassona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had the honour to visit Sucevita Monastery when i cross Romania while one of my bicycle tours. It is really amazing how the art of the paintings are travelling through time.You should spend some time at the area and fill yourself with unforgettable memories!

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Bucharest
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The first rocks have been built in 1583. Later on the monastery have been developed and today is looking like a small fortress with a very nice church in the middle. The church is completely painted on exterior with religious icons and Inside you will see fabulous paintings and an amazing wood sculptured, golden altar, an incredible art work. Taking... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Sucevita Monastery is better preserved than Voronet or Humor. The grounds are large and there is more monastic activity here, not that it matters much, but with nuns & priests strolling about in deep thought & discussions, it lends a religious perspective. Unfortunately, graffiti has destroyed a part near the door way to the church. Nice backdrop with pine trees... More 

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Romania
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245 reviews 245 reviews
94 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

For me it is the most beautiful monastery, despite it is not yet included in UNESCO world heritage list. I would give 6 stars if possible. The landscape around is also contributing at the beauty of this place. Enjoy!

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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815 helpful votes 815 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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