Sucevita Monastery

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Sucevita Monastery, code SV-II-a-A-05651. A monument of international value located in the village of Sucevita, at a distance of 18 km from Radauti and 49.1 km from Suceava.
Considered by the French art historian Paul Henry as “the testament of the Moldavian art of the 16th century”, the Sucevita monastery is the foundation of the ruling house Movila, with an important role in the history of Romania, Ukraine and Poland. The painter and art historian Sorin Dumitrescu showed that keeping the proportions, Sucevița represents, in comparison to Putna, Voroneț or Probota “what means for Suger’s Saint-Denis the late strip of the flamboyant Gothic”.
The monastery’s church was built between 1582-1584 on the initiative of Gheorghe Movilă, the future metropolitan of Moldavia. The predominant colors in which the over 100 scenes with human figures are painted are emerald green (“Sucevita green”), red and gold.
In the monastery museum are exhibited the impressive tomb coverings of the voivodes Ieremia and Simion Movila, represented as dressed in sumptuous clothes, similar to those of the Polish magnates of their time, various church objects, epitaphs, embroideries, manuscripts, all from the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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