From:Voronet, Gura Humorului, Suceava
Adress:Strada Voroneț 166, Voroneț 725301
Perhaps the most famous and stunning of the painted monasteries is Voronet (Voro – nets), founded in 1487 by Stephen the Great to celebrate a victory over the Turks. Widely known throughout Europe as “the Sistine Chapel of the East” due to its interior and exterior wall paintings, this monastery offers an abundance of frescoes featuring an intense shade of blue commonly known as ‘Voronet blue.’ The composition of the paint continues to remain a mystery even now, more than 500 years after the church was built.
Added in 1547, the frescoes of this church illustrate biblical scenes, prayers, episodes of sacred hymns and themes such as The Last Judgment and The Ladder of St. John, featuring colourful and detail-rich imagery of apostles, evangelists, philosophers, martyrs, angels and demons.