Manastirea Voronet
Manastirea Voronet
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This painted nun monastery is often referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of the East."
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Lisa B
Antibes, France59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
You must see it once in your life . They still didn’t renovate the exterior walls so hurry up to see it . Inside is beautiful restructured. It is a shame we find a nun that didn’t have the willpower to explain at lost one or two pictures . It is important for the kids and tourists to understand what they are seeing . I mentioned they don’t have a guide. Nicer they receive you , more money you donate ( it’s how I see it) .
Written 6 March 2024
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G W
Toronto, Canada616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
One of the great monastaries of Bucovina. Probably one of the largest in the area. There is lots of parking and many shops on the walk to the monsatary. Not to be missed
Written 4 November 2023
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Slagiana B
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A beautiful church with a beautiful history I highly recommended to take the time to visit these sites which are far less crowded and much more beautiful.
Written 26 July 2023
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John C
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I am truly amazed by the rich history that Romania has, to think monasteries like this are 500 year old and still have the original paintings is simply mind bending
Written 21 May 2023
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EugenC
Iasi, Romania213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
One of the most famous monasteries in Bucovina, totally worth a stop. The visiting fee is 10 lei (2 euro) for adults, 5 lei (1 euro) for children.
Written 13 January 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Voronet Monastery built in 1488, its superb frescoes were added between 1547 and 1550 have led Voronet being dubbed the “Oriental Sistine Chapel”. We visited all the painted monasteries in the area and this was one of our favourites. Apart from the North Wall, the exterior paintings are still very much intact. Inside, the quality of the art is astounding. Due to its location it is one of the more popular sites although at the time of our visit in mid October, it was relatively quiet. There is a car park a short walk away where you are charged 2 leu. There are also toilets here.
Written 23 October 2022
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Laurentiu
Bucharest, Romania3,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Voroneț Monastery is a medieval monastery in the Romanian village of Voroneț, now a part of the town Gura Humorului. It is one of the famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina, in Suceava County.
Part of the Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, the Voronet Monastery was included in the UNESCO Patrimony in 1993.
The access cost is aprox. 2 euro and you must visit it, if you're in the area!
Written 1 October 2022
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mega_viktk
Kyiv, Ukraine1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Ancient frescoes on the exterior walls with the adoption of Michelangelo blue colour. Frescoes in the interior are prohibited for photos. The church is active, you can buy candles, but install them in the "luminary", in the courtyard. Lots of souvenirs.
Written 30 August 2022
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midway42
Georgia3,329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Rightly considered to be among the must-see attractions not only in Moldavia but in all of Romania, the Bucovina monasteries understandably attract people from around the world. It is easy to see why. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1993, the eight churches are considered masterpieces of Byzantine art; they all contain interior and exterior artwork and are in a good state of conservation due to meticulous restoration. After our stay at Putna (see separate review), we visited the Voronet monastery which was constructed under Stephen the Great in 1488 to commemorate the Battle of Vaslui.

Located just a few kilometers from the town of Gura Humorului, the Voronet monastery is easily found simply because it is a popular attraction. Accessibility and entrance to the facility is straightforward, as is the visit itself; entry as I recall was 10 RON. There are essentially two parts to the visit: the interior and exterior paintings. We toured in a systematic fashion, starting at the exterior of the western wall and the Last Judgement followed the south wall’s depictions of St. Nicholas, St. John, and Plato. The north exterior was largely unintelligible although my guide pointed out Adam and Eve. The interior was no less impressive, with the crucifixion, descent from the cross, and resurrection all noted. The tomb of Daniil the Hermit and a fresco of Stephen the Great were also notable.

This was a superb visit for several reasons. First, the paintings were magnificent. I’m not really an “art aficionado” but the Last Judgement was stunning, only surpassed by the interior as a whole. You really don’t even have to know about Christianity or even what is represented here to find this artwork memorable. Second, I was introduced to a new pigment, “Voronet blue,” which is internationally recognized as a unique color. Lastly, aside from Bran Castle this is really the one attraction in Romania that had a “sense of place.” The frescoes viewed individually are impressive enough, however viewing the monastery in the context of its surroundings even more so.

Absolutely worth a visit.
Written 11 November 2021
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SafirAlbastru
Iasi, Romania977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
No matter how many times I saw this great and unique monument, always I look with different eyes, but this unique blue of Voronet will remain forever in my heart. About this unique UNESCO heritage you can read a lot on net, you will find complete informations. I write this review only for the mind, soul and heart. The peace in your heart you will find here. The beauty of authentique paintings you will find here. Ask your heart what you feel looking this great place and listening the explanation of an authentic monk Elena. If you come to visit Bucovina do not miss this great place full of history and heart.
Written 3 September 2021
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