Discover the best top things to do in Sucevita, Romania including The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Sucevita Monastery, Moldovita Monastery, Voronet Monastery, Putna Monastery, Bogdana Monastery, Arbore Monastery, Muzeul International al Oualor Lucia Condrea, Muzeul Arta lemnului, Colectia Etnografica "Felicia si Dionizie Olenici".
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This group of monasteries, painted both inside and outside, dating from 1400 to 1700, are unique. Few similar churches exist in the world (i.e. Sumela in Turkey) but the ones in Bucovina are very well preserved and deserve a travel
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This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a green background.
Sucevita monastry was the largest we saw and much more 'fort' light on approach....the very high outer walls intimidating and clearly incredibly strong and thick!
The interior area inside the walls was very large and the church stunning. The exterior and interior frescos were amazing in detail, colour and quality. All sides had survived the weather... on other churches the north side was often very faded or gone all together. Again you were not allowed to take photos inside the church but for a very small fee you could take them outside.
We were so lucky as clerymen from Syria were visiting whilst we were there and they entered the church in a procession singing - really made the church come alive and not just be a place tourists visit!
Really recommend making the time to visit this (and the other monastries) in Bucovnia.
It was a delight to walk around in the Sunshine outside and wonderful to see the interior as well.
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Founded in 1532, this monastery's frescoes recreate the siege of Constantinople.
We specifically came to the area for the painted monasteries. Since Voronet and Humor were close to Gura Humorului we did those first.
We decided to go to Moldovita and then would decide whether we'd make the trip to Suceavita.
Well.............we got to the town all right......but drove back and forth for more minutes than we liked to find the exact sign to the monastery. We were Barking at each other and ALMOST said forget about it, when we saw THE SIGN. A truck was blocking it.
The frescoes outside are OK. Inside is beautiful, but it all looked the same to us.Walls,tower and Gardens lovely. Only one tour bus was there.
And the turnoff and beyond: spectacular!
We didn't go on to Suceavita. Perhaps it was a mistake......but we were OK with our decision.
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This painted nun monastery is often referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of the East."
The Voroneț Monastery is a medieval monastery in the Romanian village of Voroneț, now a part of the town Gura Humorului. It is one of the famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina, in Suceava County.The monastery was constructed by Stephen the Great in 1488 over a period of 3 months and 3 weeks to commemorate the victory at Battle of Vaslui. Often known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East", the frescoes at Voroneț feature an intense shade of blue known in Romania as "Voroneț blue."
It is possible to take pictures at the outside. Inside you have to pay for it and it is hard to do it is to dark.
It is a visit not to miss if you are in the area.
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The painted churches of Bucovina are world-famous. Each one has its charm, but Arbore is special because the XVI Century painter who did the interior of the church had just come back from a trip to Florence. Thus, whereas all seven other Bucovina UNESCO World Heritage churches are painted very much in the Greek-Romanian Orthodox idiom, the paintings in Arbore are strongly influenced by the Florentine Renaissance. The syncretic style is carried with aplomb and mastery, and I feel that it speaks more forcefully to those whose visual education was preponderantly in the Western, rather than Eastern Christian idiom. Arbore monastery is slightly off the beaten track (by the standards of Bucovina), and is quieter than Voronet, for instance. But it's definitely worth the detour.
5 based on 18 reviews
Starting with the sommer of 1993 the artist Lucia Condrea opened in Moldovita (Bukovina, Suceava- Romania) a museum that bears her name, unique in Romania and maybe in the world, having in mind the artistical value of the exhibits. The museum contains over 5500 exhibits, artistically disposed on the area of the two levels of the building in 56 display cases.
We wanted to drive with the mocanita train, but it started to rain so we changed our plan. Instead, we visited this small house museum. we did not know what to expect but it was breath taking.
All those hand painted eggs are ART at its highest value. the guy showign you around is the husband of the artist, a professor. you also have a video where they explain how the eggs are painted. and most of all, you have hundreds of eggs ( if not thousands) to look at and admire. i can not put in words. you have to go to see it.
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This is a small, but interesting museum with a nice collection of folk art. The collection comprises various household goods, pieces of furniture, musical instruments, farm tools and means of transportation and offers a glimpse into Romanian rural civilization. Besides the main building, the museum also includes a few peasant houses, including one from the 17th century. At the time of my visit all the houses were closed. They also have a small souvenir shop. The museum could definitely use a renovation, but even so, the collection is valuable and well worth a visit.
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This venue has begun as a family idea of preserving the traditional values. Over the time Dionizie and Felicia Olenici managed to collect various traditional items which were part of the traditional household belongings. Nowadays it is a private collection of traditional costumes which displays also a traditional reconstructed house and a small private Planetarium catered by Dimitrie Olenici.
The best choice to get familiar with traditional household hairdryer! The family that owns the museum is passionate about the daily activities of the people who lived in these places. Very skilled are glad to provide information to those who are interested.
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