Photo: Voronet Monastery, Medieval Monastery in the Romanian Village

Voroneț Monastery by Cost3l
Voroneț Monastery, a photo by Cost3l on Flickr.

The Voroneț Monastery is a medieval monastery in the Romanian village of Voroneţ, now a part of the town Gura Humorului. It is one of the famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina, in Suceava County.[1] The monastery was constructed by Stephen III of Moldavia in 1488 over a period of 3 months and 3 weeks to commemorate the victory at Battle of Vaslui. Often known as the “Sistine Chapel of the East”, the frescoes at Voroneț feature an intense shade of blue known in Romania as “Voroneț blue.”

The monastery is located to the south of Gura Humorului in Suceava County, in the valley of the Voroneț River. The legend of the origin of the church unites two men central to Romanian history: the founder of the monastery, Stephen III of Moldavia, and Saint Daniil the Hermit, the first abbot of the monastery. The tomb of Saint Daniil is located within the monastery. (Wikipedia)

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14 thoughts on “Photo: Voronet Monastery, Medieval Monastery in the Romanian Village

  1. We’re curious… how is the monastery on the inside? Is it also painted? Full of icons? Plain? Do you have any pics? We’re going to try and drive around and visit a bunch of painted monasteries in the Spring, so we just wanted to get an idea. Thanks! 🙂

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