Arbore - detail from "Life of St George"

Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist of Arbore



This church was built in stone in 1503 by  Luca Arbore, Governor of Suceava, close to his courts and it served as his family chapel.

The interior wall paintings dates from 1504-1523 and the exterior frescoes were painted, at the founder's granddaughter order, in 1541 by  Dragos Coman from Iasi.

The paintings here are famous for their green colour tones. It is considered a "jewel".

Inside the church we can see a unique  painting in the Moldavian region representing the Roman emperor Constantine the Great and his vision of the Holy Cross.

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