Sucevita Monastery (1586)

Sucevita Monastery from Bucovina Situated in the village of Sucevita, 11 miles (18 km) away from the town of Radauti, the monastery was built within the last two decades of the 16th century. One member of the founding family, Ieremia Movila, ruled the country between 1595 and 1606.
The monastery is dedicated to the Resurrection of Jesus.
Its church preserves the medieval Moldavian architectural style, the development of which peaked during the reign of Stephan the Great. The said style represents a fine blend between Byzantine and Gothic elements, slightly influenced by the older Moldavian architecture. The frescoes have educational purposes and depict scenes from the lives of important Orthodox saints, such as St. John the New from Suceava, St. Nicholas, St. George and others.

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