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Pilgrimage to the miraculous monasteries in Bucovina

Bucovina, Romania, Voronet Monastery Last Jugdment

Warm and friendly atmosphere provided by pension’s chic, reminiscent of the old days, piano music and sauna, make you come back here. You have to visit UNESCO Heritage monasteries and taste, famous lap belt with cheese, fruit or jam!

Legend says that for the redemption of sins, a woman brought with her chariot pulled by buffaloes, for thirty years the stones needed to construct Monastery Sucevita.

Vatra Dornei resort is a real spa, renowned for peat mud, ozone and climate carbonated mineral springs used to treat diseases, cardiovascular and locomotors. In City Park, located at the foot of Black Hill focuses mineral springs and spas and tourist resorts. Nearby, in the Cacica hidden by daylight, you will discover a saline, salted lake, cave dwarfs, huge dance hall and the altar of St. Barbara - protector of workers from below.

Blue of Voronet

Wooded hills and picturesque villages of Bucovina are more beautiful than ever in the autumn. In Northern Moldavia, you will discover Voronet Monastery true oasis of peace and harmony. The fame of the monastery built by Stephen the Great in 1488 is given, both exterior frescoes, with bright and intense colors, as well as hundreds of well-kept figure painting of blue, known worldwide as "blue, of Voronet". The interior will surprise you with royal thrones and sixteenth-century pews and with Last Judgement Scene, which is very similar to the one by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. You will notice in the paintings, a series of specific elements Moldavian (scenery, costumes, weapons, household items, musical instruments) which indicates that the master painters were locals. Voronet Monastery was included in UNESCO in 1965, and in the great monuments of the world classification.

The scale of virtue - the wonder of Sucevita

Quiet, lovely scenery and friendly people. So much for TV, radio and mobile phone signal. This is the atmosphere if you accommodate the monasteries in northern Moldavia. Movilesti family founded the Sucevita, which looks like a medieval fortress. On the first floor is a small chapel in honor of the Annunciation, and on the ground floor is a small icon recovery lab where trained nuns work. Here is the scene of "The Ladder of Virtues," the most impressive in scale and the contrast between order and chaos angels of hell. Inside, the color is warm, bright, and inclined to reproduce narrative scenes of the life of saints, including: St. John the New of Suceava, St. Nicholas, Life of Moses. After a short walk through the monastery, a real park, beautifully landscaped and cared for, with many paths besides the flowers and the windows of the cells nuns, and explore the museum with embroidery, an epitaph with pearls, in 1597, some ivory icons a shrine of silver gilt, given by Bishop George Movila in 1597 and also of gilded silver capsule with a lock of hair of Mrs. Elizabeth Movila.

Exhibition with personalized spoons

John Tugui tablespoons Collection, are housed, by house-museum of Professor John Tugui in Campulung Moldovenesc and include more than 5000 exhibits from the country and abroad. Spoons have suggestive names, depending on the utility or place of origin. You will see tablespoons of 'knitting campulungeana', or engaged spoon, spoons used to fold and sculptures. You can still visit Wood Art Museum where exhibits are talking about the passion with which the craftsmen were able to convey wood. You will see containers for storage of milk: Crinta, churn, steand, and necessarily have to taste, fresh butter, cheese and soft sheep cheese.

Delicious pies and masks

Bukovinians are renowned for their hospitality, and who are crossing their threshold will certainly be overwhelmed by the attention to detail. In many stylish hostels in Bucovina, you can taste the delicious traditional dishes (lap-in belt, stuffed cabbage leaves, sour soups drowned in cream, mushrooms or cakes). Winter is a special season for Bucovina, when you make a trip in a fantastic last through the winter habits of the area. Carols, game of the masks, the horse, the bear, the goat, 'irozii' are renowned for their beauty throughout the country. Those interested can see how traditions are made by ceramic objects, costumes, masks, traditional wooden art objects.