Certainly there is no other place in the world as Bukovina in northern Moldavia, Romania, where a group of Orthodox monasteries painted with such a high quality exterior frescoes, waiting to be seen. The rarity and beauty of the painted monasteries are part of UNESCO World Heritage. Wooden Churches of Maramures belong to another group, which are unique examples that combine Gothic style with traditional timber construction.
Bucovina is among the most attractive and frequented tourist areas on the map of Romania. Otherwise no accident, this area, known today around the world, has been awarded the International Award 1975 “Pomme d’Or” by the International Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers and multisecularele architectural monuments with frescoes inside and outside in this part of the country were put on the list of UNESCO monuments of universal art.
The impressive number of churches in Bucovina, Romania, with interesting frescoes interior and exterior has been preserved since medieval times. Because of their uniqueness and artistic value, they were added to the International Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO in 1993. Indeed, there is no other place on earth where there is such a group of churches, with such high quality exterior frescoes.
The entire region of Maramures is an “open museum”, known and unchanged lifestyle villages and well-preserved wooden churches. Perhaps that is one of the best known regions of Romania – but not many visitors.
Wooden Churches of Maramures are outstanding examples of Orthodox architecture well preserved Gothic-influenced and Orthodox.
Churches demonstrate a high level of artistic maturity and craftsmanship: they are narrow, tall towers built of logs having one or two characteristic shingle roofs. Church walls are constructed of oak logs placed horizontally. Are exceptional expressions of cultural heritage of this beautiful mountain areas in northern Romania