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  • Church of St. John the Baptist
    Church of St. John the Baptist
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  • Church of St. John the Baptist - Pojorâta.
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    Pojorâta house
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    VILLAGE OF POJORATA

    by balhannah Written Feb 20, 2014

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    Church of St. John the Baptist - Pojor��ta.
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    Favorite thing: We were following the DN 17 on our way to Suceava when I saw some Church steeples in the village of Pojorâta. The village is an ancient Romanian settlement between valleys and crystal clear Moldova river in west Suceava County.

    The Church spires belonged to the Church of St. John the Baptist that was built in 2004 in traditional Moldovan style. I really liked the type of stone it was built in. Next door belonged to the Church, perhaps a Monastery, I am not sure. They still were working on this Orthodox Church.

    A Church with 7 Towers, evidently quite a rarity in Europe, was St. Nicholas Church - there are only four such churches in Europe.

    As the village is so old, I found some interesting people and houses in town. The man in my photo was telling me about the church in limited English. It was so nice of him and he let me take his photo!

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    CARLIBABA

    by balhannah Written Feb 18, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Carlibaba was the first village in Suceava we came across after descending Prislop Pass. The homes of this village were situated in a valley where we could catch glimpse of the rushing waters of the River Bistrita River and the high Mountain Peaks ranging from 1613 metres to 1698 metres. No wonder they have the longest ski season here!
    Along the road were many small farmlets, with traditional haystacks and drying racks. Homes were as they used to be a long time ago. It was such a pretty area, and as we found when getting out the car, quite a bit cooler than else where!

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    Painted Monasteries

    by Dabs Written Jul 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Suceava can be used as a base to visit the painted monasteries in Bucovina, had I not hired someone to take us around, I probably would have based my visit out of the Best Western in Gura Humorului which was closer to what we wanted to see.

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    Seat Citadel of Suceava 1

    by johnsakura Written Jun 14, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The citadel was a fortified castle erected by Petru I Musat as a princely residence in the capital. He moved here in 1388. The citadel is a vast building shaped as a regular quadrilateral strengthened in the corners and the middle of the sides by square towers. Above spacious vaulted cellars there stood interior constructions: the apartments of the Prince and of the Princess, reception halls and a chapel. In 1400, Prince Alexandru the Kind put the finishing touches on the castle, working on the interior decoration and expanding the defense system.
    Thus, the edifice was turned into a citadel with extremely important military functions. In his turn, Stephen the Great (1457-1504) erected a new series of thick walls (4-m)all around the citadel enforced by seven semi-cylindrical bastions, also adequate for the artillery. The western side of these walls is united with the three-tower side, making a powerful watch "crown" dominating the valley of Suceava and its neighborhood and allowing a wide vista. In the same period the buildings inside were rearranged with glazed-brick flooring and terra-cotta-clad walls and fireplaces.
    On a plateau one kilometer away, there stood the second and the third lines of defense fortifications, made up of pits and deep trenches, designed to stop the advance of invaders. Although besieged several times (among the biggest sieges there were two by the Turks in 1476 and 1485), the citadel could never be taken. At the demand of the Turks (to whom some of the Princes were vassals) Alexandru Lapusneanu (1564) and later on Dumitrascu Cantacuzino (1675) burned and pulled the city down.
    The restoration of the citadel began in the first years of the 20th Century under the guidance of Austrian architect, Romstorfer, and has continued through current times in parallel with archaeological digs.

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    The History Museum in Suceava...

    by Tom1971 Written Sep 9, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The History Museum in Suceava is worth a visit if you want to get a general idea of the development and population of the area, from prehistoric times through the Dacians, the Romans and also Romania's involovement in major events up to the middle of the 20th century. The communist era is no longer on display.
    The picture is from a tablou at the museum of the court of Stefan Cel Mare.

    Fondest memory: It is easy to travel around Moldavia on a tight budget-apart from the cost of the train tickets getting to and from Suceava, I lived on next to nothing.

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    Seat Citadel of Suceava 4

    by johnsakura Updated Jun 14, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Inside of castle tower. You can notice the white line which indicates the after and before restauration.

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    voronet, "bucovina's jewel" or "orient sixtine"

    by cbeaujean Written Nov 20, 2002

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    voronet

    Favorite thing: its blue is famous as "red titian" or "veronese green"

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    Fondest memory: a picture book with historical notations

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    sucevita,in a charming side too...

    by cbeaujean Updated Nov 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: built between 1582 and 1596,the youngest one...the church standsin a yard inside a fortification wall.

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    Fondest memory: a charming site and a unaltered monastic life

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    moldovita,in a nice landscape

    by cbeaujean Written Nov 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: has kept its fortifications and its nuns.

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    Fondest memory: we like it because its dimensions and its charm in a bucolic and rustic site

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