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Voronet Monastery



 

Voronet Monastery is located in the northeastern part of Romania, in the Bukovina region, near the town of Gura Humorului. Voronet Monastery is one of the famous painted monasteries from Romania; it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

According to the tradition, the church was completed in three months and three weeks in 1488. The original shape of the church can still be seen in the votive painting.

Voronet is one of the first Moldavian monuments that has created an own style, that is an original synthesis of Byzantine elements (a three concha-plan with tower over the nave), the Gothic one (broken arches at the window and door frames) and strictly authentic architectonic elements (the tower on four arches and a star-shaped base).

Voronets Monastery
Voronets Monastery


On the inside painting, the nave and the altar still preserve the iconographic ensemble of the time of Stephen the Great and Saints. On the outside painting the “Last Judgment” occupies the whole of the western wall, in a giant composition on five registers that is unique for the art of the Christian East.

The Voronet Monastery was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.


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