Arbore, the painted monastery of Suceava

Arbore, the painted monastery of Suceava

Arbore Monastery is located about 30 kilometers from the city of Suceava, Romania. The building was built in the beginning of the 16th century by a man called Luca Arbore, who was a gatekeeper of Suceava during the reign of Stefan cel Mare. Arbore has defended the fortress during Polish attacks in 1497 and later right near his residence he built this monastery which for the purpose to use it as a cemetery and family chapel. Before the painting of the monastery was completed Arbore and his son... [ read more ]