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Sucevita Monastery


Situated in the village with the same name, on the valley of Sucevita brook, at a distance of 18km South-West from Radauti town, Sucevita Monastery was built in the last decades of the 16th century, on the expense of the entire boyar Movila family, Ieremia being the ruler of Moldavia between the years 1595-1606.

The outside painting of Sucevita Monastery is the best kept from the group of Moldavian churches with exterior painting, the only one that keeps the Northern side, where the ,,Virtues lather” scene is represented, being the most impressive by its amplitude and the contrast between angles and hell’s chaos. This scene presents the battle between right and wrong, man’s attempt to get to perfection, in order to regain the lost face by falling into sin.