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Painted Orthodox Monasteries of Northern Moldova

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This trip will take you to the magic space of orthodox monasteries, in Eastern Carpathians, and will also give a glance of a Transylvanian city on the way back to Bucharest, while discovering old crafters along the way.


There are a large number of old orthodox monasteries in Romania, many dating back from the Early Middle Age, and all with a rich history of legends, miracles and stories. Eight churches of these monasteries have the external walls painted with well-preserved complete cycles of religious themes and are considered masterpieces inspired by the Byzantine art, reason why they are included in UNESCO patrimony.

The church of Arbore village has the painting of Beaheading of Saint John the Baptist. The old Humor monastery has the painting of The Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint George’s Church. There is the Church of Annunciation of Moldovița, the Church of Resurrection of Sucevița, the Sacred Cross Church of Pătrăuți, and the Saint Nicholas’ Church of Probota monastery. The Voroneț monastery has the Saint George’s Church, painted with the famous blue of Voroneț. And finally, the Saint John the New Monastery in the old city of Suceava, former capital of the Middle Age state of Moldova.
Beside these, you will also visit two monasteries with the largest communities of nuns in Romania – more than 300 nuns live at Agapia and Văratec monastic villages.

During this trip you will truly feel the unspoiled Romania. The accommodation will be in local guesthouses or local small hotels, with a lot of charm. Accommodations may vary based on departure date.  Any difference from what is listed below can be found when making the reservation for a specific date.

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