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About Monastery "St. John the New"

UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Monastery "St. John the New" is an Orthodox monastery in Romania, built between 1514-1522 in the city of Suceava . The monastery church is dedicated to St. George (celebrated every year on April 23) and St. John the New (celebrated every year on June 24).

Monastery of St. John the New of Suceava is composed of:

"St. George "- dating from 1514-1522.
Clisiarnita - chapel - dating from 1629.
Priory - dating from the nineteenth century.
Body cells - dating from the nineteenth century.
Belfry - dating from 1589.

In 1513, Mirauti Church (Metropolitan Cathedral of Suceava at that time) was heavily devastated by fire. Following the devastation of the Metropolitan Cathedral, ruler Bogdan III of Moldavia (1504-1517, son of Stefan the Great), in 1514, began the construction of a new church with a  Metropolitan Cathedral role. The construction of the new church dedicated to the Holy Great Martyr George was completed in 1522 by the son of Stefan, Stefanita Voda (1517-1527).

The church was painted in fresco in the Byzantine style both inside and outside. Interior paintings dates from the reign of Stefan Voda (1517-1527). Exterior paintings dates from the reign of Petru Rares (1534).

Contact and information:

Address: Str. Ioan Voda Viteazul, no. 2, Suceava, Romania
Railway station: Suceava

Opening hours: Daily

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