Manastirea Voronet, Voronet

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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  • I first visited this Church/Monastery back in October of 1987, and even back then it was a stunning and yet subtle experience. The exterior murals from the 15th century are still haunting in their sim...  more »
  • It would be great if not this super commercial atmosphere, which was created around the monastery, perhaps the most representative of the painted monasteries of Bukovina. The monastery itself is very interesting, 2 things strike: The durability of frescoes with natural dye, although undoubtedly maintenance in recent years gave a lot of the size and proportions of the structure-the interior seems microscopic in relation to the external gabarites Buildings. The car parks are clogched, the power of the stalls and the general szyldosis, and the effective flow of tourists inhibits the souvenir shop, which the sisters have been hesitating in the entrance to the Monstyru. Besides, that it makes a good impression and that on these stalls can probably buy the most beautiful hand embroidered Romanian blouse, the same atmosphere already very far away from the one described by Robert Kaplan in his reportages from Romania. The times when you had to call someone to drove with the key and opened the monastery is forever gone. Now there is mecca of tourists, and in a nearby monastery in Slatina-a living soul... But about it in another review.
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  • 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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