Moldovita Monastery73 Votes
- Address: Vatra Moldoviței 727595, Romania, Moldovița
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery
The Moldovita Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery that was built by Petru Rares in 1532. Petru Rares was an illegitimate son of Stephen the Great, the King of Moldavia. Built as a barrier against the Muslim Ottoman invaders from the East, this church has beautiful frescos painted on its outer walls that were painted by Toma of Suceava in 1537. A must visit place if you are in the area, this church signifies an important piece of Romanian history.
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Moldovita Monastery Reviews & Ratings
Built in 1532 Moldovita is one of the most beautiful of the painted monasteries. Not so busy and a wonderful place to reflect and pray. There are also the ruins of the first monastery that predates this on the hill a little walk away from the current monastery.
One of my favorite monasteries, presents the story of the most important saints on each image and provides a place of contemplation and story about religion that few places can achieve. Also the architecture is nice and typical but very well maintained esthetic ally and, visually and stuns through its simplicity. Most recommended when the plants are green (although it could also be amazing in autumn). 5 lei entrence (1 euro).
Well preserved monastery with beautiful view from the tower nearby. You can also get a good bargain on the handmade rugs and other goods displayed on street leading to the site.
No doubt it is the most beautiful of all the three famous painted monasteries. The place is much more quiet and cozy than Voronet or Humor. Painting seemed more remarkable to me, especially the scene of the siege of Constantinople (for the rest of the paintings are basically the same as in the other two). Also, it's worth noticing that the frescoes in the porch are heavily "decorated" with 19th century travellers' names carved in the stone. You can literally see the names and dates.
The best of all painted monasteries in Moldova!