Moldavia Churches

Moldavia (it is also called Bukovina) is the historical and geographical region of Sucheava. It is located in the northeastern part of Romania. The region is famous for its painted monasteries. Their painted exterior walls were decorated mainly in the 15th- and 16th-centuries.

Among them seven churches (Patrauti Monastery, Humor Monastery, Arbore Monastery, Voronet Monastery, Moldovita Monastery, Probota Monastery and Church of St George in Suceava) were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.

These seven churches in northern Moldavia are unique in Europe. There frescoes represent complete cycles of religious murals on all facades and they are considered masterpieces of Byzantine Art.

Sucevita Monastery

The Sucevita Monastery is one of the most outstanding examples of Moldavian monasteries; with its frescoes gaining a worldwide reputation. The monastery was built in the last decades of the 16th century by the Movila family. Sucevita Monastery

Moldovita Monastery

The Moldovita Monastery is one of the oldest monastic buildings in the region. A fortified stone church was erected around 1410, the monastery was built in 1512 by Petru Raresh. Moldovita Monastery

Humor Monastery

Humor Monastery is located in the picturesque village Humor, six kilometers from the town Gura Humorului, in the Bukovina region, in the northeastern part of Romania. The present church was built in 1530. Humor Monastery
Dragomirna Monastery

Dragomirna Monastery is situated in the northeastern part of Romania, in Bukovina region, in the proximity of Sucheava town. The church in Dragomirna was erected in 1602. With its 42 meters on vertical and only 9,6 meters width, the church is the highest in Moldavia Regio…
Voronet Monastery

Voronet Monastery is located in the northeastern part of Romania, in the Bukovina region, near the town of Gura Humorului. Voronet Monastery is one of the famous painted monasteries from Romania; it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Voronet Monastery

Arbore Monastery

Arbore Monastery is located in the northeastern part of Romania, in the Bukovina region, about 30 km from the town of Suceava. Arbore Monastery was built in 1502. The church has a rectangular plan at the outside without a tower. Arbore Monastery
Patrauti Monastery

Patrauti Monastery is among the famous painted monasteries in Romania; it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The church in Patrauti was erected in 1487. It is the smallest among the monasteries in Bukovina, and the only one meant to be a nun monastery. Patrauti Monastery