A so-called the "Sistine Chapel of the East," Manastirea Voronet draws visitors because of its exterior frescoes and its status as a World Heritage Site (together with other painted churches of Moldavia). The scenes are painted with an intense nuance of "Voronet blue," a color obtained from lapis lazuli. Stephen the Great erected the monastery in 1488 after he had chased the Turks from Wallachia. Pay attention to the fresco of the last judgment on the western wall. You'll notice that the doomed souls wear Turkish turbans, and that the souls being carried to heaven are wrapped in Moldavian towels. The interior of the church shelters the delicately carved wooden chair of the ruler. The first abbot of the monastery, Saint Daniil the Hermit, is buried on the monastery grounds. Arrange your visit to Manastirea Voronet and discover more family-friendly attractions in Voronet using our Voronet trip itinerary planner.
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Manastirea Voronet Reviews
Voronet Monastery has a World Heritage listing and is worthy of this. It was built in1488 and the interior and exterior paintings are impressive. The frescoes highlight the moral stories of the Bible.... more »
The road from the car parking to the entry is filled with street sellers of souvenirs, food & beverages etc. Quite a strange feeling of bazaar near a monastery. Anyway, the entry fee is 5 RON for... more »
The nuns here were very welcoming, you pay for entrance and an outside photo permit. No photos inside and make sure you cover your shoulders and wear a long skirt or trousers. The frescoes are stunning and well worth a visit. We spent over an hour here and could have spent more! A great visit for those who are religious or not
Very nice. Unfortunately touristic, but a real jewel. Just detach from the numerous groups or steal a bit of info from them to add to the experience.
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