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Address: Gura Humorului, Romania
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This painted nun monastery is often referred to as the "Sistine Chapel...

This painted nun monastery is often referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of the East."

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Beautiful Monastery

Voronet Monastery is a must see when you're visiting Bucovina. It's architecture and blue frescoes will catch your attention at once. Take a few minutes to admire the beauty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandra H
Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Voronet Monastery is a must see when you're visiting Bucovina. It's architecture and blue frescoes will catch your attention at once. Take a few minutes to admire the beauty of the surroundings.

Thank Alexandra H
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"Breathe" history. It's a Very old monastery but well maintained. It's famous for the special colour on the walls called "The blue of Voronet". A quiet place in a peaceful area in winter but can be very crowded in spring and summer!

Thank Bogdan C
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Voronet Monastery on a snowy day, so the sights were fantastic. White and blue (voronet blue). At the entrance you can find a gift shop. You can buy also history books in english, german, italian and spanish. In the main church you will find a nun who is happy to guide you. The paintings are very beautiful... More 

Thank Dimitrescu D
Kontich, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

An absolute must. The century old frescoes are just marvellous. It's a wonder they still are there. Enjoy the calm and the rest.

Thank Paul C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This monastery is, if you are in the area, a must see. It is a small monastery and all you see is the church and the garden around it. However, anyone interested in iconic painting will be amazed on the overwhelming colouring, painting and depcitions of Saints. This so-called Voronet blue is famous. Once you are inside (no photos allowed)... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Voronet Monastery commonly known as "The Sistine Chapel of the East", was constructed by Stephen the Great in 1488. The frescoes feature an intense shade of blue known as Voronet blue. It is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, and is certainly worth a visit. There is a small fee charged for taking pictures of the exterior, while... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The monastery is easy to find and there is a large car park. A really beautiful place to visit. Very highly recommended.

Thank Véronique M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Been in the area for work. And as we had one day off, I decided to go and visit the Voronet Monastery. Unique due to the colors it is painted, and very old church, it is great to stop by and visit it.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The last of three of the ‘painted' monasteries we visited. If you park in the village, there is a 10-15 minute walk along a narrow tourist stall filled street to reach the monastery. The end wall of St George Church is particularly noted for it’s painting of the Last Judgement.

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a very nice monastery from bucovina area, renowned for its Voronet blue colour on the outside. You should visit it, among many other monasteries in the area.

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