Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

Cultural Corridor Eastern Trans-Balkan Road / Eastern Trans-Balkan Road

Sucevita Monastery

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Sucevita Monastery

About the site

Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Suceava
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centre

The church was erected by the Moldavian Metropolite Movila between 1582 and 1584 and displays a number of particular features which identifies the church among the group of painted churches with exterior frescoes: the presence of two porches on the North and South fronts of the exonarthex, the presence of some Wallachian and Balkanic architectural features such as the recessed arcades or the painted brick and plaster rows.

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