Arbore Monastery – The green painted 500 years ago

1400AD - Present - Modern Era Europe Romania
Arbore Monastery, Bucovina

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Construction Year 1503
Type Monastery / UNESCO
Style Moldavian
Founder Luca Arbore
Getting there
When to visit
  • Every Day, Day time
Location Arbore Village, Suceava County, Romania
  • The church is dedicated to the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.
  • The church has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites, as one of the Painted churches of Moldavia.
  • Arbore is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
  • Its exterior paintings were made by Dragos Coman.
  • It has remarkable frescoes paintings with a predominant green background. The green is in five shadows and 47 hues combined with red, blue, yellow, pink and ochre.
  • These frescoes depict religious and historical scenes: The Hymn of the Prayers to the Virgin, The Siege of Constantinople, The Last Judgment, The Prodigal Son and many others.
  • The artist proves to be a genius: a widely-traveled man, he innovates, has a new vision, he succeeds in making a bold synthesis of oriental, western elements laic elements.Arbore Monastery, Bucovina Arbore Monastery, Bucovina
Top tourist attractions near this location
  • The Black Pottery of Marginea (15 Km)
  • Radauti
  • Suceava Fortress