Humor – The Monastery in the land of legends

1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe Romania
Humor Monastery, Bucovina
April 14, 2019

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Construction Year1530
TypeMonastery / UNESCO
FounderTeodor Bubuiog
Getting there
  • Car, bus (from Gura Humorului), 3 ½-mile walk from Gura Humorului
  • Nearest train stations: Gura Humorului
  • The closest airports are located in
When to visit
  • Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 6:30 pm
  • Admission fee:
    • 5 lei ($1.5)
    • Camera/ Photo fee: 10 Lei ($2.5)
LocationManastirea Humorului, Suceava, Romania, Europe

Humor Monastery

  • Surrounded by hills and mountains, near the river Humor, in a town of perfect beauty is the Humor Monastery.
  • The frescos at Humor were painted in 535 by Toma Zugravul and are dominated by reds (the color of red brick)
  • The church has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites, as one of the Painted Churches of Moldavia.
  • The important religious themes of the fresco are The Akathist of the Annunciation, The Jesse’s Tree, The Last Judgment.
  • Humor was one of the first of Moldavia’s painted monasteries and, along with Voronet, is probably the best-preserved.
  • The dominant color of the frescoes is a reddish-brown.
  • The tombstone of Teodor Bubuiog is situated under his portrait and that of his wife’s. Petru Rares and his wife are both buried in the monastery church as well.
  • In 1641 a protective tower was built, with a thick wall of stone, and characteristic of the fortified churches in Transylvania, it has a coronation balcony.
Humor Monastery, Bucovina


Top tourist
Folk Traditions Museum of Bucovina (5 Km)
Voronet Monastery (10 Km)
Schitul Daniel Sihastrul (3 Km)
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