Wooden Churches of Northern Moldavia

While a lot has been said about the unique painted monasteries of Southern Bucowina, there are many unique Wooden churches and monasteries in the current Northern Moldavia region of Romania, churches that date back to the XVth – XVIIIth centuries and are yet to be discovered by tourists.

Many of these churches are made out of wood and are ranked as historical monuments having a high historical, artistic and architectural value. The wooden religious monuments in this region are in general small, with roofs covered with shingle, some with only two crosses at both ends and without a tower.

The wooden churches found in Iasi county were built starting with year 1500 till 1850 while those we find in Botosani county were erected between 1700 and 1850.

There is even one particular church in the village of Hiliseu-Crisan which is unique in Europe and deserves your special attention. The church displays a blend of Christian Orthodox architectural elements and those specific to the Roman Catholic church. You won’t find anything similar in the whole Europe, so make sure you include this one on your trip.

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Wooden Churches Northern Moldavia

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Wooden Church: 48.023100, 26.256200
Wooden Church: 47.798900, 26.512200
Corjauti Wooden Church: 48.033700, 26.274500
Wooden Church: 47.901900, 26.236300
Small Wooden Church: 47.976400, 26.675600
Wooden Chrurch: 48.074400, 26.645800
Wooden Church: 47.859300, 26.459900
Putna Wooden Church: 47.870800, 25.612500
Horodnic Wooden Church: 47.740700, 26.665800
Dorohoi Wooden Church: 47.953800, 26.397000
Baluseni Wooden Church: 47.669200, 26.796200
Horlaceni Wooden Church: 47.912200, 26.342100
Ariniş Forest Reserve: 47.911740, 26.350708

Die Holzkirche vom Horlăceni, Rumänien

Built in what is considered the oldest settlement in Moldavia, the wooden church from Horlăceni has a special story and legend attached to it.

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The oldest Wooden Church in the World and its incredible legend

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.

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Wooden Church from Corjauti

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.

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