White Chalet

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Sucevița Monastery

A travel blog entry by ralund

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Finally, the last monastery we visited was the Sucevița monastery. The frescoes painted on this monastery were painted around 1601, one of the last painted. This monastery is surrounded by brick walls and four towers meant to protect it and the princely residence that was also on the ...

Moldovița Monastery

A travel blog entry by ralund

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The third of the monasteries we visited was the Moldovița Monastery. This one was built in 1532 by Stephen the Great's illegitimate son and was founded as a protective barrier agains the Muslim Ottoman conquerors. The frescoes of this monastery were painted in 1537 by Toma of Suceava and once again features The Last ...

Humor Monastery

A travel blog entry by ralund

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The second one we visited was the Mănăstirea Humorului. This monastery was built over a previous monastery around 1530. The frescoes were painted in 1535 and predominantly feature the Siege of Constantinople, The Last Judgement and Hymn to the Virgin. ...

Voronet Monastery

A travel blog entry by ralund

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There are nine painted monasteries in Romania. These monasteries are remarkable because they have murals painted on the outside of them. These murals are incredibly well-kept and preserved considering how long ago they were painted. They were painted in much the same style and feature many of the same scenes. Our group ...

Monastery on Monastery on Monastery

A travel blog entry by christina88

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... were truly one of a kind. They have the unusual distinction of being painted on the exterior as well as the interior. Beautiful frescoes cover the walls. These frescoes were originally painted to educate illiterate soldiers and peasants. They portray well-known biblical stories. Each of the monasteries had ...

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