These eight churches of northern Moldavia, built from the late 15th century to the late 16th century, their external walls covered in fresco paintings, are masterpieces inspired by Byzantine art. They are authentic and particularly well preserved. Far from being mere wall decorations, the paintings form a systematic covering on all the facades and represent complete cycles of religious themes.Their exceptional composition, the elegance of the characters, and the harmony of the colors blend perfectly with the surrounding countryside. The interior and exterior walls of the Church of the Suceviţa Monastery are entirely decorated with mural paintings of the 16th century, and this church is the only one to show a representation of the ladder of St John Climacus.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

8 sites in this World Heritage

  • Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist of Arbore
  • Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Monastery of Humor
  • Church of the Annunciation of the Monastery of Moldovita
  • Church of the Holy Rood of Patrauti
  • Church of St Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Monastery of Probota
  • Church of St George of Suceava
  • Church of St George of the former Voronet Monastery
  • Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery

Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist of Arbore

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Monastery of Humor

Church of the Annunciation of the Monastery of Moldovita

Church of the Holy Rood of Patrauti

Church of St Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Monastery of Probota

Church of St George of Suceava

Church of St George of the former Voronet Monastery

Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Romania 
Category
Cultural
Name
Churches of Moldavia
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iv)
Year of Registered
1993
Year of Revised
2010
Keyword
Church, Registered in 1993, Revised in 2010