A so-called the "Sistine Chapel of the East," Manastirea Voronet draws visitors because of its exterior frescoes and its status as a World Heritage Site (together with other painted churches of Moldavia). The scenes are painted with an intense nuance of "Voronet blue," a color obtained from lapis lazuli. Stephen the Great erected the monastery in 1488 after he had chased the Turks from Wallachia. Pay attention to the fresco of the last judgment on the western wall. You'll notice that the doomed souls wear Turkish turbans, and that the souls being carried to heaven are wrapped in Moldavian towels. The interior of the church shelters the delicately carved wooden chair of the ruler. The first abbot of the monastery, Saint Daniil the Hermit, is buried on the monastery grounds. Arrange your visit to Manastirea Voronet and discover more family-friendly attractions in Voronet using our Voronet trip itinerary planner .
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Manastirea Voronet Reviews
Monastère de Bucovine surnommé la Sixtine de l'Orient, c'est dire la richesse iconographique des peintures qui couvrent le bâtiment tant à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur, il y a beaucoup à voir et quelq... more »Bucovine Monastery nicknamed the Sistine of the Orient, that is to say the iconographic richness of the paintings that cover the building both outside and inside, there is much to see and some explanations are not too much to find in the many biblical episodes depicted.
Les fresques extérieures on été peintes vers 1547. Le jugement dernier couvre toute la partie ouest. Au nord, il ne reste presque plus rien. Interdiction de photographier l'intérieur, même si j'ai vu ... more »The exterior frescoes were painted around 1547. The last judgment covers the entire western part. To the north, there's almost nothing left. Forbidden to photograph the interior, even if I saw pictures on the site.... The sisters are watching!!!! There's enough to see outside to respect their wishes.
The nuns here were very welcoming, you pay for entrance and an outside photo permit. No photos inside and make sure you cover your shoulders and wear a long skirt or trousers. The frescoes are stunning and well worth a visit. We spent over an hour here and could have spent more! A great visit for those who are religious or not
Very nice. Unfortunately touristic, but a real jewel. Just detach from the numerous groups or steal a bit of info from them to add to the experience.
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