Churches of Moldavia

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Churches of Moldavia
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iv
Reference 598
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)

The eight Romanian Orthodox Churches of Moldavia are located in Suceava County, northern Moldavia, and were built approximately between 1487 and 1583.

Since 1993, they have been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Church of the Resurrection within the Sucevița Monastery was added to the site in 2010.

Image Name Location Built Founder
Beheading of St. John the Baptist Church Arbore 1502 Luca Arbore
Dormition of the Mother of God Church Mănăstirea Humorului 1530 Toader Bubuiog
Annunciation Church Vatra Moldoviței 1532 Petru Rareș
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church Pătrăuți 1487 Ștefan cel Mare
St. Nicholas Church Probota 1530 Petru Rareș
St. George Church Suceava 1522 Bogdan III
St. George Church Voroneț 1488 Ștefan cel Mare
Resurrection Church Sucevița 1581 Gheorghe Movilă

Other remarkable churches in the area are:

Map of the most important northeastern Moldavian monasteries
Name Location Built Founder
Agapia Monastery Agapia, Neamț County 1643 Gavriil Coci
Bogdana Monastery Rădăuți, Suceava County 1360 Bogdan I
Cetățuia Monastery Iași, Iași County 1672 Gheorghe Duca
Dragomirna Monastery Mitocu Dragomirnei, Suceava County 1609 Anastasie Crimca
Galata Monastery Iași, Iași County 1584 Petru Șchiopul
Golia Monastery Iași, Iași County 1660 Ioan Golia
Neamț Monastery Vânători-Neamț, Neamț County 1407 Petru I
Putna Monastery Putna, Suceava County 1466 Ștefan cel Mare
Trei Ierarhi Monastery Iași, Iași County 1639 Vasile Lupu
Văratec Monastery Văratec, Neamț County 1785 Olimpiada


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