Friday, April 4, 2014

Moldovita Monastery, Church in Romania - UNESCO

Biserica Manastirii Moldovita (1532)

This card is postmarked in 2013 with a Romanian goat stamp.

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Stephen the Great, the King (in Romanian Domnitor) of Moldavia from 1457 until his death in 1504, fought 36 battles against the Ottoman Empire, winning 34 of them. He was very religious and built churches after many victories. Stephen's illegitimate son, Petru Rareș, who ruled Moldavia from 1527 to 1538 and again from 1541 to 1546, promoted a new vision for Bukovina churches. He commissioned artists to cover the interiors and exteriors with elaborate frescoes (portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus).

The best preserved are the monasteries in the towns of Sucevița, Moldovița, Voroneț, Humor, Suceava, Pătrăuți, Arbore and Probota. These eight monasteries, including the Monastery of Moldovița in the postcard above, were placed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993.
Romania stamp 2012
Mountain Fauna
Emisiune comuna Romania - Spania 
Joint Issue With Spain
Ibex, Wild Goat 3.10


ONeal said...

What a beautiful structure. Love that stamp.

Monikucha said...

This is one of my favourite postcards ever, the colours are so vivid and beautiful and the church looks so interesting.

Brenda Perez said...

thanks for the comments - I agree with you both!