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Painted churches of Northern Moldavia

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Churches of Moldavia
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iv
Reference UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)

The Churches of Moldavia are eight Romanian Orthodox churches in Suceava County, Romania in northern Moldavia, built approximately between 1487 and 1583.

Since 1993, they have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Church of the Resurrection Suceviţa Monastery was added to the site in 2010.

Name Village Built
Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist Arbore 1503
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Humor Monastery Humor 1530
The Church of the Annunciation of the Moldoviţa Monastery Moldovița 1532
Church of the Holy Rood of Pătrăuți Pătrăuți 1487
Church of St. Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Probota Monastery Probota 1531
Church of St. George Suceava 1522
Church of St George of the former Voroneţ Monastery Voroneț 1487
Church of the Resurrection Suceviţa Monastery Sucevița 1583

Other remarkable churches in the area are:

Name Village Built
Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit Dragomirna Monastery Dragomirna 1609
Church of the Transfiguration Slatina Monastery Slatina 1554-61

See also

External links

  • UNESCO: Churches of Moldavia World Heritage Site
  • Cultural Heritage and Religious Tourism in Bucovina and Moldavia
  • The Painted Wonders of Bucovina
  • Monasteries of Bucovina
  • Ten Wonders of Bucovina- article with images.
  • Painted Churches in Bukovina

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