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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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london
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 attraction reviews
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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Doha
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Unique tranquil place, awesome painted outside walls. Visit the monastery Sundays, when worshippers create an amazing atmosphere.

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Bucharest, Romania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sucevita monastery is built in the 16-th century and you can still see the original picture on the wall outside. It is one of the best conserved monasteries in the Northern part of Romania and it impresses the visitors through its majesty and the big wall, that surrounds the church. It is now included in the UNESCO patrimony. Together with... More

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Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Of all the painted monasteries in Bucovina, this is specially well preserved (and rehabilitated). The cloister garden is very well taken care of and there are some exhibitions on buildings surrounding the church. There are a couple of hills nearby form where to take a great picture. As with the others, there is a fee to take pictures from the... 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 November 25, 2013

Pamper yourself and stay a while in Sucevita for its nature, for its people, for its food(amazing, amazing, amazing) ...it is the right place to find your peace and connect to good energy...Don't choose modern pensions or hotels, you find the same thing everywhere....choose a small, family run pension instead....you will find it speechless...

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