You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide and start the journey in old Moldavia to beautiful Bucovina, a remarkable land, with old villages inhabited by Romanians who look like they’ve stepped out of a history book. Included in UNESCO World Heritage, the monasteries are some of the best-known historical sites in Romania and a must-too-see while in Bucovina.
Your first stop of the day will be at Voronet Monastery, the most famous of the Bucovina Monasteries and known as the Sistine Chapel of the East. Its southern wall features the best-preserved Last Judgement fresco in Romania. The next monastery is Moldovita Monastery. Often called ’A Parchment in Red’, the exterior frescos imply colors, which are mainly yellow ochre combined with amazing hues of red, blue, and green.
Along with the ones at Voronet, Moldovita Monastery’s frescoes have best preserved their colors, which are astonishingly fresh and vivid. Sucevita Monastery is chronologically the last monasteries to be decorated in the famous Moldavian style as it has the appearance of a real fortress, with towers, buttresses, and watch roads, a true masterpiece for Romania’s patrimony. The church preserves the Moldavian Architectural Style that combines elements from the Bizantine and Gothic art with various motifs of the old wooden churches built in Moldova. The dominant colors of the frescoes are purple, red, and blue. They appear against an emerald green background, defining as an amazing chromatic effect.
For nearly 200 years, the City of Suceava was the capital of medieval Moldova and the primary residence of the Moldovan Rulers. The City was the capital of the lands of Stephen the Great, one of the most prominent figures in Romanian history, who died in Suceava in 1504. Suceava Fortress, The Princiary Court, and the Mirăuți church are the highlights of the city tour.
Overnight in Suceava