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