Places of interest28 July 2021

The Voroneţ monastery, known as "the Sistine Chapel of the East", the most famous monastery in Romania, whose unique color impresses tourists

There are many tourists who say that Romania is "heaven on earth". And rightly so if we think of the many beautiful tourist targets unique in the world, the fairytale landscapes and breathtaking views that are found at every step. Among the most beautiful tourist attractions of Romania are the monasteries of Bucovina, in northern Moldavia. These churches are unique in the country and in the world, but the most particularly is the Voroneţ monastery, that impresses tourists especially for its blue unique dress worn on the outside walls

The Voronet Monastery

The Voronet Monastery

The monastery Voroneţ, also called "the Sistine Chapel of the East", was built over 500 years ago in a record time, and that is, in just four months and two weeks. The place of worship was built by the ruler Stephen the Great - Ştefan cel Mare - on the ruins of an old Moldovan style church destroyed by fire.

The monastery is located just 36 km from the city of Suceava, and is one of the most famous places of worship in Romania, which attracts many tourists every year from all parts of Romania and around the world.

"The Voroneţ blue "

"Voroneţ is a miracle in the middle of the forest, a magical place" - as it was described in a few words, this place of Orthodox worship from Moldovia, by the French writer Lola Lafon, after a visit to Romania.

Almost all tourists who come here are impressed by the beauty of Voroneţ, especially because it is said that in this place the Bible is told through images. Tourists are definitely surprised and delighted to find on the walls of the monastery a unique color in the world, and that is "the Voroneţ blue ". It is a deep color, which resists on the external walls of the monastery for centuries, without the passage of time leaves his mark on the beautiful paintings made by anonymous monks.

"The Voroneţ blue " or the bright blue is prevailing in frescoes on the walls of the monastery. Experts in history of art say that is a unique color in the world, comparing it to the red of Rubens or the green of Veronese. The Monastery Voroneţ was included in 2004 in the list of historical monuments of the Suceava County, and also listed in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

Adriana Mit




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