Top 5 monasteries in Suceava County

Top 5 monasteries in Suceava County

In the sixteenth century, when the pressure of the Ottoman armies on the Moldovan state was at its highest and the Hungarians tried, at the request of the Pope, to impose Catholicism in this area, local artists found the simplest and most direct way to preserve their orthodox traditions. In only 20 years, they covered the walls of these five churches with a veritable ‘illustrated Bible’. In a period when Michelangelo himself appreciated that frescoes were the most difficult and daring pain... [ read more ]