Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for Sucevița Monastery, Romania

Facebook Swap, Sender: Mircea
Sent: 22 Oct 2012 from Focsani, Romania
Received: 12 Nov 2012, Traveled 9,137 km in 20 days

Sucevița Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox convent. It is known for the mural paintings on its outer walls. It was included in the UNESCO WHS list in 2010. It is one of the eight Churches of Moldavia built from 15th to 16th centuries. 

Another one of those churches is the Moldovita Monastery below. It's striking resemblance made me mistake if for Sucevița.

Facebook Swap, Sender: Danut
Sent: 14 April 2012 from Ploiesti, Romania
Received: 11 May 2012, Traveled 9,243 km in 27 days

This monastery church is also known as the Church of Annunciation. 

The UNESCO WHS description says that these structures undergone no significant alteration since the time they were built.



  1. Such quaint structures in beautiful locations. I'd love to see these in person.

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  2. In the second postcard isn't Sucevita Monastery, but Moldovita Monastery - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldovi%C5%A3a_Monastery . Both are part of the UNESCO WHS "Churches of Moldavia" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_churches_of_northern_Moldavia

  3. Thanks for this post! Nice to find out lovely notes about the two majestic ancient moldavian monasteries! All the best, once again!


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