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Sucevita Monastery

Dn17a 169, Sucevita 727510, Romania
+40 230 417 110
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must not be missed... stunning monastry, frescos and setting

Sucevita monastry was the largest we saw and much more 'fort' light on approach....the very high... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
iWas there to Sucevita, it's a must to see

the most well preserved and the most beautiful painted monastery from Bucovina a must to see, and... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Bucharest, Romania
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This 16th-century painted monastery boasts thousands of images against a green background.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Dn17a 169, Sucevita 727510, Romania
+40 230 417 110
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Sucevita monastry was the largest we saw and much more 'fort' light on approach....the very high outer walls intimidating and clearly incredibly strong and thick! The interior area inside the walls was very large and the church stunning. The exterior and interior frescos were amazing...More

Thank dedicatedtraveller
Reviewed 12 September 2017

the most well preserved and the most beautiful painted monastery from Bucovina a must to see, and it's advisable to ask for a guide to present to you the meanings of the painted scenes; the nuns are skilled even as guides try the hand made...More

Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It was the last Monastery we visited on that day. Amazing walls surrounding it, unlike the other Monasteries. But as well the colors are as vibrant inside and outside and the dominant color is more green that the blue of the other ones. We loved...More

Thank Xena1982
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This painted monastery is the last built in Bucovina and the biggest. Including some legends and well developed important museum made this place one of the top places.

1  Thank Dzeikob
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Among others this monastery is well known by its mighty walls around it. Also the monastery itself is wonderful. It is a bit newer than other monasteries so the colours are better preserved. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Bukovina.

1  Thank Soccca
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Sucevita is the larger monastery from the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Seeming more like a fortress at the outside (like the style of the epoch), the monastery has a church with painted walls with a great history.

Thank Florian C
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Being the second time I visited the county of Bucovina with all its great monasteries, it was great to discover again the beauties that lay behind that beautiful art work. Great surroundings, beautiful nature, awesome pieces of art. We have an amazing country and worth...More

1  Thank 305loredanan
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The monastery is very beautiful and is located in a very nice landscape. The paintings outside are really amazing. It is a must if you visit the area!

1  Thank Alin-71
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Sucevita is the largest of the Bucovina Monasteries, looking more like a mighty fortress than a monastery. The Ladder of John of Sinai is considered one of the best frescoes of Sucevita, rarely present in medieval Romanian art. Visit the small museum of the monastery,...More

1  Thank Valerie037
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

So, in total we visited 5 monasteries in the area and I'm only going to review this one because the same review can be applied to all. The painted churches within the monasteries are the attraction and in fact the only part you are able...More

Thank Sarah_Mac_Route66
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