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Sucevita Monastery
It was built in 1585 by Ieremia Movilă, Gheorghe Movila and Simion Movila.The architecture ot the church contains both Byzantine and gothic elements, and some elements typical to other painted churches of northern Moldavia. Both interior and exterior walls are covered by mural paintings, which are of great artistic value and depict biblical episodes from the Old and New Testament. The paintings date from around 1601, which makes Sucevița one of the last monasteries to be decorated in the famous Moldavian style of exterior paintings.The interior court of the monastic ensemble is almost square (100 by 104 meters) and is surrounded by high (6 m), wide (3 m) walls. There are several other defensive structures within the ensemble, including four towers (one in each corner).

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Lamar Nix06-May-2011 13:33
Fascinating architecture!
goelsamuel10-Oct-2010 16:02
Absolutely stunning image! Excellent work! V!
Gallipollis 19-Jan-2010 15:45
princess05-Aug-2009 18:14
Impressive picture. V.
BAS Photography25-Jul-2009 14:56
Foarte tare! ~V~
Carol Rollins20-Jul-2009 12:59
This is an amazing structure Mihai. Your really captured the designs beautifully in this lovely light. ~
Ann...20-Jul-2009 10:02
What a fabulous building this is. I'm sure that the Church authorities are very proud of it and at great pains to preserve it. Thank you for the information.
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