Humor Monastery, Gura Humorului

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Humor Monastery located in Mănăstirea Humorului, about 5 km north of the town of Gura Humorului, Romania. It is a monastery for nuns dedicated to the Dormition of Virgin Mary, or Theotokos. It was constructed in 1530 by Voievod Petru Rareş and his chancellor Teodor Bubuiog. The monastery was built over the foundation of a previous monastery that dated from around 1415. The Humor monastery was closed in 1786 and was not reopened until 1990.

The church has been inscribed by UNESCO on its list of World Heritage Sites, as one of the Painted churches of Moldavia.
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  • Built as a triconch church, the architecture of the edifice combines Gothic elements, visible in the shape of doors and windows, with local elements already used before in the painted churches from...  more »
  • Definitely don't miss the Humor and Voronets monasteries. These are unique cultural patrimony, and very beautiful. Easy access from Gura Homorului, which is good base for exploring all the Bucovina...  more »
  • Nice church and grounds. The high tower is worth the visit, but do be careful on the narrow and steep steps. I would not reccomend them for the "larger" individual. The views from the top are nice, 360 degrees. Entry fee as most places 5 lei (£1), extra for photo or video. Go figure.
  • A lovely little monastery with a tower, the frescoes that remain have fantastic bright colours. Unfortunately one side of the monastery has almost no colour left.

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