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Mănăstirea Sucevița

· 1 review · Monastery · Bucovina · 560 m · open today
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  • Biserica din incinta Manastirii Sucevita
    Biserica din incinta Manastirii Sucevita
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The Romanian Orthodox Church inside the monastery walls, dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The monastery is one of the most beautiful Moldavian monasteries and the only one whose interior and exterior walls are completely decorated with murals and whose frescoes inside and outside are completely preserved.

One important feature is the depiction on the northern façade of a ladder of virtues leading to the heavens gate. Devils try to pull the people climbing the sky ladder down into the gorge of hell, while angels float above the ladder. The people climbing the stairs are dressed like monks.

On the outer walls there are also 14 representations from the 16th century with illustrations of ancient Greek pagan poets and thinkers, such as a picture of the Neo-Platonic philosopher Porphyrios, Astakoe, Solon, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras and a representation of the Sibylle. The pictures are an example of the relationship of the Eastern Church to the spiritual heritage of pre-Christian Greek antiquity.

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Opening hours

open today
Sunday08:30–17:00
Monday08:30–17:00
Tuesday08:30–17:00
Wednesday08:30–17:00
Thursday08:30–17:00
Friday08:30–17:00
Saturday08:30–17:00
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Update: December 08, 2019

Public transport

By train: Bucharest - Suceava, from here continue by bus.

By plane: The nearest airports are in Suceava and Iasi.

Getting there

Access to the monastery is from the DN17A from Rădăuţi in a south-westerly direction to Marginea and from there for another 5 km to the monastery Suceviţa.

Bucharest - DN2 - Urziceni - Buzău - Focșani - Adjud - Bacău - Roman - Vadul Moldovei - Spărărești - DN2E - Păltinoasa - Cacica - Solea - Arbore - Marginea - Mănăstirea Sucevița

Cluj Napoca - DN17 Dej - Beciean - Salva - Năsăud - Sângeorz Băi - Vatra Dornei - Pojorata - DN17A - Sadova - Vatra Moldoviței - Palma - Mănăstirea Sucevița

Parking

Parking is nearby available.

Coordinates

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47.778131, 25.711247
DMS
47°46'41.3"N 25°42'40.5"E
UTM
35T 403454 5292445
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Din pacate in luna Iulie 2019, datorita lucrarilor, la exterior doar o mica parte se putea vedea, restul fiind acoperit
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Mănăstirea Sucevița

DN17A 169
727510 Sucevița

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