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Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina

Listed under Walking in Suceava, Romania.

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  • Photo of Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina
  • Photo of Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina
  • Photo of Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina
  • Photo of Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina
  • Photo of Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina
  • Photo of Monastery Frescos and views around Bucovina
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Another view of the spectacular Carpathian Mountains, this time on the eastern slopes around what was once Moldavia, the walking paths in Bucovina are the old routes between small, pretty, mountain villages, some founded during the Hapsburg reign.

The main attraction of this area are the 15th Century churches and monasteries with their unique architecture and now famous Orthodox frescos. Some of the most impressive are the Voronet, Humor and Sucevita monasteries, each with their own signature colour.

Sucevita has paintings from Genesis which are particularly well preserved.

Some churches have fortified walls and several offer accommodation to travellers on the monastery pilgrimage, I stayed at Putna which also has an impressive tower from which the views of the surrounding hillsides are lovely. The walking here isn’t too steep and most of the trails are generous and well preserved.

Written by  Hanselle.

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