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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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World heritage site, an absolutely must see.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Sucevita is the best preserved monastery in Bucovina and, in my opinion, the most beautiful. Although most of the other monasteries in the area have lost much of the paintings on the northern side ( due to weather conditions) Sucevita somehow managed to keep almost it's entire beauty, the way it originally was. Be sure not to miss Sucevita. It... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely paintings, well worth a visit! Steven the Great the king bulit it. The church and paintings are well preserved. Simple tourism with no expensive gift shop! Pure yet stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice place, surrounded by wonderful landscapes with hills and green firs. The parking place is big, and you can buy cute gifts and suvenirs.

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Elassona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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92 helpful votes 92 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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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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