Among the most picturesque treasures of Romania are the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina (in northeastern Romania). Their painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and hell.
Deemed masterpieces of Byzantine art, these churches are one-of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe.
- Drive from Bucharest to the region of Moldavia
- Visit Iasi
Accomodation in Iasi
- Drive to Bukovina
- Visit the Moldovita monastery – predominantly gold and deep blue paintings on the exterior walls; the large and vivid Siege of Constantinople highlights the frescoes
- Visit the Sucevita Monastery – was a princely residence as well as a fortified monastery; it presents outstanding collection of historical and art objects
- Visit the Humor Monastery – predominant hues of the frescoes are reddish brown with some rich blues and green infusions. An extremely valuable collection of icons from the 16th century is displayed in the monastery.
Accommodation in Campulung Moldovenesc
- Visit the Voronet Monastery – the most famous and stunning of the painted monasteries; founded in 1487, widely known throughout Europe as “the Sistine Chapel of the East” due to its interior and exterior wall paintings, featured an intense shade of blue commonly known as “Voronet blue”
- Visit the Arbore Monastery – the only church in the region with no belfry towers, because it was not built by a prince, founded in 1503
- Visit Marginea black pottery workshop
- Visit the traditional Bukovina villages
Accommodation in Gura Humorului
- Return to Bucharest or city of departure and transfer to the airport
*lunches and dinner will be organized after the tourist decides on the food preferences
*all days` schedule is subject of change, accordingly to the tourist`s preferences or time
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is only a suggestion and does not represent a travel package. The presented tour can be made with different providers’ services.