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Address: Dn17a 169, Sucevita 727510, Romania
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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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A beautiful Monastery in Bucovina area

We visited the North of Romania and we've been really impressed by this beautiful Monastery. If you travel in that area please reserve one hour to visit Sucevita Monastery, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cristea A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the North of Romania and we've been really impressed by this beautiful Monastery. If you travel in that area please reserve one hour to visit Sucevita Monastery, a piece of heaven on Earth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One Off the most beautiful monasterys in the area of Bucovina . The art and the history is magnificent... I recomend to all persons who wants to visit

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Thank alex d
Santorini, Grecia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think that especially Christians, should visit at least once the Bucovina Monasteries for their beauty, spirituality and mystical atmosphere

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a reason the painted monasteries of Romania are famous. Sucevita, Moldovita, and Voronet are all incredible. We saw Sucevita first. There's a little parking lot across the street that costs a couple dollars. There is a big wall around the monastery grounds, but a path leads you from the parking to the gate. The monastery itself is not... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The best and impressive painted monastery in Bucovina. Personally, although I have seen monasteries and monasteries, I have never seen one of these before. There are a few to choose from and this is the best. There is the usual souvenir shop run by Nuns.

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

This monastery (btw, there's only one word in Romanian for convent and monastery) is astoundingly beautiful. I stood for hours looking at the icons and remembering which Bible stories were being illustrated. Restoration work is largely finished and the colours and drawings are sharp and vivid. My favorite icons were the two angels in the doorframe as you walk into... More 

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Thank Susie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It is one of the most impressive monasteries in Bucovina, Romania. I would highly recommend it. Make sure you get all the answers and explanations about the mural paintings by asking guides about them or the nuns. Impressive!!!

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Thank Kartsi B
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Previous visits that morning to Voronets and Moldovista monasteries both of which were great. Luckily Sucevita topped them easily with its massive fortified walls, beautiful gardens and of course its frescoes. A short but steep climb up the hill behind the monastery gives a great overview of the complex not possible at the other monasteries. Restoration work on the frescoes... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

A must see, half a day drive from Bucharest, great destination for a few relaxing days. Do these and only afterwards go hike into the mountains or to the Black Sea beaches.

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Thank Fin T
Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

we were guests here in a very rainy day. The church was in restoration process. Our son had a very bad allergic reaction when entering this place and we had to step out immediately. As in all the other monasteries in this area, none is sharing any information. You have to walk by and to read the signs. The fortified... More 

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