Europe’s Forgotten Corners: The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina (Romania)


This entry was intended as a private note but I’ve thought that it might be of some interest to any regular or casual reader.

The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina (Romania)

Among the most picturesque treasures of Romania are the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina (in north-eastern Romania). Their painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate 15th and 16th century frescoes featuring portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus, images of angels and demons, and heaven and hell.

Read more here.

Bukovina at Wikipedia

2 thoughts on “Europe’s Forgotten Corners: The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina (Romania)

  1. Are you setting a novel there, Jose? They are highly atmospheric and beautiful. Thank you so much for featuring something from my home country…

    1. You’re welcome Marina Sofia. Unfortunately I’m not a writer, just a simple reader. You do have a beautiful home country though not very well known, I would say. I’m glad I’ve discovered it through the Internet at least. Certainly I would like to visit România someday.

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