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Churches of Moldavia
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 15-16th century
Date of Inscription: 1993
Location: Europe, Romania, Region of Moldavia, County of Suceava
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Description: These seven churches of northern Moldavia are unique in Europe; they boast painted exterior walls, decorated with 15th- and 16th-century frescoes that are considered masterpieces of Byzantine art. The paintings, far from being just wall decorations, represent whole cycles of religious murals on all facades. Their exceptional composition, graceful outline and harmonious colours flawlessly merge with the immediate landscape. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The painted churches of northern Moldavia are seven Romanian Orthodox churches in Suceava County, Romania in northern Moldavia, built approximately between 1487 and 1532. Since 1993 they have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Arbore, 1503. Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Humor Monastery, Humor, 1530. The Church of the Annunciation of the Moldoviţa Monastery, Moldoviţa, 1532. Church of the Holy Rood of Pătrăuţi, Pătrăuţi, 1487. Church of St. Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Probota Monastery, Probota, 1531. Church of St. George, Suceava, 1522. Church of St George of the former Voroneţ Monastery, Voroneţ, 1487. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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