Moldovita Monastery, Bucovina Painted Monasteries
1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe Romania

Moldovita – The Monastery surrounded by Beautiful flowers

April 7, 2019
TypeMonastery, Religious
TicketsAdults: 5 Lei
Filming fee (outside only): 10 Lei
Filming is not permitted inside the Church.
LocationVatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Romania, Europe

Moldovita Monastery

The origin of the old monastery Moldovita remains shrouded in the mists of time, the tradition recalling its existence since the time of the Musatini voivodes.

The current Moldovita Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery situated in the commune of Vatra Moldovitei, Suceava County, Moldavia, Romania. The Monastery of Moldovita was built in 1532 by Petru Rares, who was Stephen III of Moldavia’s illegitimate son. It was founded as a protective barrier against the Muslim Ottoman conquerors from the East.

The museum of the monastery preserves today manuscripts from the 15th century, which refers to the way of organizing the monastery school and to the cultural activity in general.

The courtyard of the monastery is full of beautiful flowers. It is a delight to sit in the courtyard of the monastery and admire the beauty of the frescoes and of the flowers that surround you.

On the outside walls of the monastery, visitors can admire historical scenes, religious or cultural. Remains a mystery how the Moldavian painters managed to achieve these special frescoes, while the colors that have become famous all over the world, are well preserved for more than 500 years. The colors and tones used are unique to each of the monasteries, so it is possible to speak of the famous blue of Voronet, the red-green of Sucevita, the yellow of Moldovita, the red of Humor, and the green at Arbore.

Moldovita Monastery, Bucovina
Moldovita Monastery, Bucovina
Moldovita Monastery, Bucovina
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