Tourists who want to feel the spirit of Christian culture in its pure form, must visit Romanian Monasteries. Interconnected with nature and history, Romanian Monasteries are witnesses of human efforts to come closer to God through silence, simplicity and harmony.
The Monasteries from Bucovina are among the most valuable treasures of Romania and part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. With their vivid frescoes on the churches, with a great diversity of compositions – featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, heaven and hell and others symbols of sacred art, these monasteries are well known from their rarity and beauty, being masterpieces of Byzantine and Gothic style. Agapia, Sucevita, Voronet – “The Sixteen Chapel of the East”, Moldovita, Humor, Putna, Arbore will fascinate you with their construction, exterior and interior decor, mostly if you are interested in religion, history, art or architecture.
The Wooden Churches of Maramures, region situated in the North of Transylvania – a living “outdoor museum”, are monuments also famous for their religious architecture and timber traditional construction.