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Vatra Moldovitei, village in Moldavia / POP.4,600



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Destinatia, Moldavia, Romania

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Bukovina area, 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. Moldovita is closer to the city of Campulung Moldovenesc.

About Destinatia, Moldavia

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site placed in a beautiful rural area in the middle of the mountains.

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The Moldoviţa Monastery
...is a Romanian Orthodox monastery built in 1532 by Petru Rareş, who was Stefan the Great's son. Stephen the Great fought 36 battles against the Ottoman Empire, winning 34 of them, an expressing his gratitude by building churches. His son, Petru Rareş, promoted a new vision for Bukovina churches, commissioning artists to cover the interiors and exteriors with elaborate frescoes. Moldoviţa's frescoes are filled with yellow accents and are well preserved. The predominantly yellow-and-blue frescoed paintings on its exterior were done in 1537. It is one of the five monasteries in Northern Moldavia with frescoes painted on the outer walls. The Crucifixion (nave) is the most valuable painting preserved in the churches of Bukovina.

Going out
Most of the entertainment facilities in Bukovina area are located in the city of Suceava. You can also spend some time in Campulung Moldovenesc, a city, pop.20,100, closer to Vatra Moldovitei, where you can find a few places to go out.

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