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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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The best monastery in a perfect location!

It is the best monastery in the region, in an outstanding environment. You should not miss the staircase of Virtues, in the outer wall, with 30 steps leading to Paradise.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Larisa, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is the best monastery in the region, in an outstanding environment. You should not miss the staircase of Virtues, in the outer wall, with 30 steps leading to Paradise.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great monastery (inside and outside). Great detailed paintings, monastery's setting in a peaceful garden makes it a pleasure to walk around. You only have to visit one monastery though, as they all kind of look and feel the same.

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Brussels, Belgium
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Although Voronet is the most famous and well-known of all the Orthodox painted monasteries of Bucovina, Sucevina blew our minds with its beauty. The monastery is surrounded by some great fortification walls, and is surrounded by a lovely garden. While Voronet is famous for its shade of blue, Sucevita has some lovely shades of green, and the outside painting is... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This monastery was built in the 16th century and is famous because of the depiction of the 31 steps to heaven. They are impressive buildings in a beautiful setting.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is magical, inspiring, thought provoking and truely beautiful. Do not miss visiting this wonderful place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Of the 4 painted monasteries that we visited (and I can't remember the other 3!) this was by far the best! Ornately decorated inside and out, it was quite impressive.

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Suceava, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful location, amazing views but the places around are expensive enough for what they offer. It is a nice monastery in the mountains with a big garden and big stone walls and a lot of fresh air.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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

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

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