Judetul Suceava Things to Do

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Judetul Suceava Things to Do

  • Putna Monastery

    Putna, included on Unesco's list of world heritage monuments, is the first of several monasteries founded by Stephen the Great. The story says that Stephen went to the top of a hill and shot an arrow saying that wherever it fell the church would be built. A section of the tree trunk containing the arrow is still kept in the monastery museum. This...

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  • Humor monastery: Iconostasis

    I was astonished by the beauty of the icons of Christ and Mary displayed on the iconostasis. having seen a lot of Byzantine icons I could tell that they respresent Byzantine religious art at its best!

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  • Humore monastery: Martyrs' frescos

    It is very usual in Orthodoxy to have frescos that display the martyrdom of saints. This despite sometimes may look very cruel, it is considered very inspiring for the faith.Believers are educated in such way that a lot of people have suffered for the sake of their faith to Christ.

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  • Humor monastery: Interior

    The Humor church though smaller in scale it shares the same three-cusped plan proper to most other painted monasteries.The interior is richly decorated by frescos and in the narthex, a painting displays Petru Rares and his family.

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  • Humor monastery: Exterior frescos

    Another famous exterior painting, is the Hymn to the Virgin, has been inspired by the poem written by Patriarch Serghei of Constantinople, and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is reputed to have saved the city during the attack of the Persians in 626.

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  • Humor monastery: Exterior frescos (1)

    Humor Monastery was among the first churches to be painted. Its frescos are due to Toma of Suceava and were performed in 1535. Humor is mainly painted in reddish brown with rich blues and greens. The Last Judgement, placed on the wall is similar to the Voronet one, but, unfortunately, the Tree of Jesse has been effaced by erosion.

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  • Humor monastery

    6km north of Gura Humorului, Humor’s monastery church consecrated to the Assumption of the Virgin was built in 1530 by Chancellor Teodor Bubuiog on the site of a monastic complex built before 1415. Unlike other monasteries it has a wooden stockasdeThe church though smaller in scale it share the same three-cusped plan proper to most other painted...

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  • Voronet interior frescoes

    Divided into 3 chambers in a row, the church interior is densely and beautifuly decorated. The iconostasis is impressive as well but the the main icons are not of pure Byzantine style

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  • Voronet south exterior paintings (3)

    The south exterior is completed by a list of saints and very interesting (but not unusual in Byzantine art) by ancient greek philosophers like Socrates, Plato etc

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  • Voronet south exterior paintings (1)

    The south wall is covered in its central part by an impressive tree of Jesse (in Voronet blue background). Jesse tree is an artistic way to represent the family tree of Jesus

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  • Voronet north side exterior paintings

    The north side has in some part been damaged by the weather but in the upper part one can see some interesting and rather unusual paintings from Old testament: It is the life of Adam and Eve in Paradise, their exile and the birth of their child!

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  • The Last Judgement: Fine details (5)

    On the right side there are some weird scenes with angles sounding trumps and to their response graves open (rise of dead) , wild animals (like an elephant) are approaching while beneath is a marine figure riding a dolphin holding a ship in one hand and surrounded by octapuses (additional pic)

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  • The Last Judgement: Fine details (4)

    A very interesting part is the the way to hell and the fight between the angles and demons over the souls. The lost souls in chains take their way to hell while others struggle in between. Every soul is judged and their good or bad acts are sized. The angels push the demons away while the last try anything to make the balance in favor of their...

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  • The Last Judgement: Fine details (3)

    At the bottom left is the Garden of Eden, where Mother Mary supported by angles, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are welcoming a number of righteous souls (this noted by "photostefanon" the rounded flash of light around their head

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  • The Last Judgement: Fine details (2)

    On the left side you see a number of Priests, monks, bishops and on the other side Tatars and Turks in slim figures and colorful clothes (additional pic) destined for perdition.

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  • The Last Judgement: Fine details (1)

    At the far top is the portret of God (the Father) through an open window whose gates are hold by angels. He is surrounded surprisingly by zodiacs and unusual animals like a fishtailed unicorn (see additional pics)Beneath is Christ sitting on a chair representing the "Toll Gates of the Air" accompanied by angels, Mother Mary, John the Baptist and a...

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  • Voronet monastery: The Last Judgement

    The most striking feature of Voronet monastery and most probably of all painted monasteries in Bucovina is the painting of Last Judgement located on the western wall which surprisingly is flat and unbroken as the entrance is located in the southern wall via an exonarthex.The magnificent painting is really a masterpiece of Byzantine art both in...

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  • Voronet Monastery

    Voronet (pronounced as Voronets) Monastery dedicated to Saint George is one of the most famous painted monasteries of northern Moldavia listed in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. Due to well-preserved and rich frescos it is often called the "Sistine Chapel of the East". Another interesting feature is that the blue background color of its...

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  • Moldovita Monastery

    It has, like Sucevita monastery, the aspect of a fortress, with imposing towers and high, thick walls. The exterior paintings are the best preserved of all the churches of Bucovina. There can also be seen the "Pomme d'Or" prize awarded to Bucovina by the World Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers in 1925.

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  • Dragomirna Monastery

    Settled in wonderful surroundings, close to a forest and a lake, this monastery will impress you with its beauty in simplicity. This monastery is completely different than all the monasteries in Bucovina. The church gives the impression of a ship, being very tall and narrow. Its walls are not painted, but decorated with stone carvings. The stone...

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  • Voronet Monastery

    Situated at about 5-6 kms of Gura Humorului, in a pictoresque village with the same name, Voronet is another monastery founded by Stephan the Great. Its exterior paintings have a distinctive chromatic harmony, an abundance of blue-chromatic frescoes featuring a color that is well-known as "Voronet Blue" (a pigment created using lapis lazuli )This...

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  • Sucevita

    Settled in a beautiful valley, Sucevita is another monastery built like a fortress, with surrounding walls and defence towers. Because of these walls , the exterior frescoes- painted in red and blue on an emerald green background - are very well preserved.

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  • The painted monasteries

    I had planned to visit these monasteries in spring 2005 but i was already here in autumn 2004. Funny how travel plans change along the way.... It was a great experience to visit a few of these monasteries. Not only because of the beautiful painted churches. But also because the monasteries are very much in use. Which to my dutch eyes is something i...

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  • The Hand

    is a monumet for those who finished the road between Suceava and ?? (i forgot the oher city) well, the work was hard, the road is over a mountain, so they rised the hand!

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  • Sucevita Monastery

    where taking photos is forbidden.... right....every tourist has at least two cameras and taking photos.... well, that's it!

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  • what you MUST see

    monasteries. definately! Rarau Monastery, Varatec Monastery, Moldovita Monastery, Humor Monastery, Sucevita Monastery.

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