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About Dragomirna Monastery

Dragomirna Monastery is a fortified monastery complex in Romania, built between 1602-1609 in Mitocu Dragomirnei village, Suceava county.

It is situated near the forest Dragomirna at a distance of 12 km north of the town Suceava. The monastery church is dedicated to Pentecost.

Dragomirna monastery was included on the list of historical monuments. The monastic ensemble consists of:

Church "Descent of the Holy Spirit" - built in 1609.
Chapel "St. Nicholas" - built in sec. XVII.
Abbot - dating back centuries. XVII.
Refectory - dating from 1609.
Enclosure wall - built in sec. XVII.

Dragomirna Monastery is first mentioned in a document dated from September 4, 1605 by receiving donations from great chancellor Lupu Stroici. In a document from 20 August 1616 is mentioned that the small church was founded by Bishop Anastasius Crimcovici, by the great chancellor Stroici Lupu and his wife, Pascalina.

Dragomirna monastery church was decorated with fresco paintings by painters Craciun Maties, Ignat and Gligorie, trained in traditional Moldovan school of painting. They added some decorative elements borrowed from manuscripts of Wallachian.

Following the troubled times of the early decades of the seventeenth century, in 1627 ruler Miron Barnovschi Movila (1626-1629, 1633) surrounded the church "Descent of the Holy Spirit" with massive and tall defensive walls. The monastery has taken a fortress appearance, with four towers at the corners of defense, and in the mid of the southern side a bell tower.

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Address: Dragomirna, Suceava, Romania

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