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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Calin S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is part of the UNESCO heritage site of North Moldavian Monasteries and is one of the best, it is unique - with the others monasteries for the outside painted walls. The frescoes are beautiful and very well preserved. Considering in top of all the beautiful setting in the middle of nature and you have an ideal place to visit.

Thank thor2705
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you plan to make a Moldavian monastery tour, this one is a must. Set in a beautiful natural landscape, it is a small and elegant architectural monument.

Thank George F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This isn't a monastery that gets the same level of attention as say Vronet or Humor but the frescoes were well preserved and the setting with several well renovated buildings makes it well worth a visit.

Thank Terry M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We came group of 9 tourists from Israel. After long ride to see specially the moldovica monastery we wanted to go to the toilet, the ladies. In the church they refuse to let us in, and sent to the visitor toilet. We went 60 m from the entrance, and I want to remind - 9 grown 55-67 years old. Arriving... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Moldovita, Sucevita and Voronet Monasteries are all famous for a very good reason. They're close together, see them all! Moldovita has a little parking lot with free parking right in front. It is walled, but the gate is easy to find. The Monastery is so beautiful! Interior and exterior painted head to toe with such gorgeous images. Whether you are... More 

Thank HMKaren
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is one of the three "Painted Monasteries" in this area, so called because there are frescoes not only on the inside but on the outside as well. To prevent damage to the exterior, the roof is extended. Worth a visit if in this area. The others are equally impressive.

Thank gyanfernando
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Most people just go to the most famous painted monasteries in Humor and Voronet, but this little jewel shouldn't be missed. The icons are amazing, the colors truly pop, the fortress is solid as a rock. It is truly inspiring to look at the saints and "see" Bible stories come to life. There are benches thoughtfully provided so you can... More 

Thank Susie H
Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

As all the other monasteries from this area, you will not find enough information visiting this place. The nuns are not sharing information an there was only one guide in German! The church is very nice painted but without the information about the history and about the things painted on the walls you will not leave with valid information.

Thank Oana N

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