Top 10 Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, Romania
The Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, Travel Guide
> The 5-centuries old painted monasteries. 10 of them are placed in these villages: Arbore, Manastirea Humorului, Vatra Moldovitei, Patrauti, Probota, Gura Humorului, Dragomirna, Slatina, Putna and Sucevita.
> The beautiful countryside around the villages.
> The serenity that surrounds an old Orthodox monastery.
> The world famous Voronet blue
> Sleeping over and eating food that tastes as it's supposed to
The region is called Bukovina and it's the north-western corner of Moldavia; a former province of Austria, Bukovina is now divided between Romania and Ukraine. The city of Suceava is the main urban center in the area.
About The Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, Romania
Most of them have been nominated World Heritage site by the UNESCO. They are all in very isolated places surrounded by farms and a beautiful countryside.
They are one of the most important destination for travelers discovering Romania. All of them are located in Bukovina, the northern area of the Moldavian region.
Built between 1487 and 1532, seven of them were listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Except for one monastery located in the city of Suceava, the other are located in remoted rural areas, around villages or small towns. Apart from those listed by UNESCO, there are several other monasteries in the area worth visiting.
They're all very beautiful but very small so, if you just want to see the monasteries, it's not worth spending more than one hour in each place. A good choice would be renting a car to wander around easily: in 1 or 2 days you will be able to enjoy every place properly. On the other hand, if you want to take your time and walk around enjoying the beautiful Romanian countryside, then you might consider spending more time there.