The Monasteries of Moldova, Romania

The Monasteries of Moldova, Romania

Romania has a lot to offer to its tourists. Therefore, visiting Romania must not miss the monasteries from Moldovia region, in the north of Romania. Each of these monasteries is unique for its greatness, beauty and architecture, revealing a lot from our country’s religion history.

In Romania there a lot of monasteries which must be seen, but we will guide the tourist to the most important places, providing him an unforgettable memory.

Voronet Monastery it is one of the best known in this region, revealing proudly the multitude of paintings, with its famous Blue Voronet. Was called “The Sistine Chapel” of the East. It was built in 1488, showing the visitors’ centuries of history. It is the most important building of Stefan cel Mare, the ruler of Moldavia.

Stefan cel Mare also buit Putna Monastery in 1466, nowadays being a very important cultural centre thanks to work of art of the monks who live there.

The biggest monarch monastery is the one from Moldovita Monastery, which still preserves many painting of outer façade, built in 1532 under the reign of Petru Rares.

Near Suceava city we can see the Humor Monastery, so as Voronet, the first one being raised by Toader Bubuiog in 1530. This place is so special because of the monarch houses ruins.

A beautiful convent is Agapia, near the city Piatra Neamt. Built between 1461-1463, has as the most valuable treasure, the paints of Nicolae Grigorescu.

In Arbore, was built the Church “Beheading of St John’s the Baptist” in 1502 by the Hatman Luca Arbore. House of worship of Arbore is represented by its abode and spectacular bell.

In 1993, UNESCO included on its list several monasteries in Moldova, including monasteries Arbore, Humor, Suceviţa, Voroneţ and Moldoviţa.