Voronet - detail from "Tree of Jesse"

Church of Saint George - Voronet Monastery



Stephen the Great's magnificent church from 1488 is particularly famous for the exterior painting dominated by a unique blue, known as "Voronet blue". It  was built in 3 months and 21 days and originally had a ceramic decoration on the exterior.

The interior paintings dates from 1496 and 1550. It was extended in 1546 by Grigore Rosca, metropolitan of Moldavia and cousin of prince Petru Rares and then, in 1547, it was painted on the exterior walls.

Its  "Last Judgment", the best one of all,  is a masterpiece of world art. That's why  Voronet Monastery is known  as  “The Sistine Chapel of the East”.


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