The Voroneţ Monastery was named “The Eastern Sixtin Chapel” and is formed by a complex of religious edifices built in the Middle Age. It is located in Voronet commune, which today is a neighborhood of Gura Humorului city, Suceava county. The Monastery was built by Moldavian ruler Steven the Great in 1488. Voronet Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Monastery`s Church is painted both on the outside and on the inside, with frescoes that reveal various Biblical scenes. The frescoes have a great artistic value. The color blue used in the Voronet paintings is unique in the world, many artists talking about the “Voronet blue”. The Church is built of thick stone walls (over one meter in thickness) and its interior is divided in an altar, a nave, a narthex and a closed porch.
The Monastery can be visited by tourists every day between 8.30 – 20.00 (May to September) and between 9.00 – 17.00 (October to April).
The entrance fee is 5 lei/ adult and 2 lei/ child or student.
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