Moldavia is a province in eastern Romania, sprinkled with many christian orthodox churches and monasteries. The Churches of Moldavia are Byzantine churches, some of them famous not only for their inner decorations but also for their painted exterior walls, as the famous Churches of Bukovina. On the other hand, Moldova’s wooden churches are one of Romania’s […]
In the extreme north of Romania, at a stone’s throw from Botosani there is monument unique in the world. The half-Catholic half-Orthodox church in the village of Hilişeu-Crişan is 200 years old and has a legend that has passed centuries. The Orthodox wooden church from Hiliseu Crisan was originally erected by Vasile Curt – the
One major tourist attraction in Bucovina are undoubtedly the painted monasteries and churches, many decorated with unique exterior frescoes representing biblical scenes. Built to celebrate the victories of the rulers of those times, these painted monasteries and churches represent, in addition to their historical value, true cultural treasures while exhibiting uniquely painted exterior frescos as
Few know that in the village of Putna we will find one of the oldest wood buildings in Europe and maybe in the World. Built in the immediate vicinity of the Putna Monastery, this unique Church has an intriguing story.
Built in what is considered the oldest settlement in Moldavia, the wooden church from Horlăceni has a special story and legend attached to it.
Built in Moldovan style sometime between 1811-1813, this wooden church has an interesting history, as at a certain moment it was basically dismantled by local people, moved to the nearby village and assembled back.