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Address: Vatra Moldovitei, Vatra Moldovitei 727595, Romania
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Founded in 1532, this monastery's frescoes recreate the siege of...

Founded in 1532, this monastery's frescoes recreate the siege of Constantinople.

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Lovely place where you can take a time off from the world. The church itself is impressive and the paintings as well.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place where you can take a time off from the world. The church itself is impressive and the paintings as well.

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

This monastery is part of 6 or 7 other monasteries that have the outside walls painted during the end of the middle age in Moldavia. Around 15th to 16th century.

Thank ANdiBogdan
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

As a fortress like structure, housing the church within, the monastery is well worth the visit. Beautifully decorated both inside and out.

Thank Escape-overseas
Bucharest, Romania
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Like many other monasteries in the area. It's nice but nothing special about it. Visit it only if time permits.

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

I found the monastery at the second try. There are only few indicators and while I was looking to the train I passed near the indicator to the monastery. The monastery is quite small but stunning. I would like to stay a bit more. If you are in that area please visit this beautiful monastery.

Thank Cristea A
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Moldovita Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox Monastery built in 1532 by Petru Rares who was the illegitimate son of Stephen the Great. It has very well preserved frescoes and is included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. In my opinion, it was the most beautiful of the three monasteries (others were Voronet and Sucevita) that we visited. There... More 

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

We spent a day, driving in a circle from Humor, to Voronet, to Moldovita and Sucevita monastery. Voronet's paintings are famous for its blue hues, but we thought Moldovita's paintings displayed the same vivid colors. There are beautiful frescos of the siege of Constantinople, the tree of Jesse and many other Bible and Saints' stories. The whole setting is peaceful... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

A very pretty church and gardens. We enjoyed a relaxing morning admiring the paintings on the church.

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

lovely monastery and surroundings. it is one of the most impressive i have ever seen. i recommend the same activities as suggested for the Sucevita: go, visit, admire and just lay down in the grass and let the quiet and calm surround you.

Thank gbuta
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Impressive place. I really liked the depiction of the Siege of Constantinople on the south face. To really appreciate the paintings and the significance of what you see do get a guide book that has pictures and explains the frescoes. Even better find a guide if you can. You can buy small guide books from the monastery that do the... More 

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