Day trip to Bucovina, Iași, and UNESCO Painted Monasteries Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Price: from 80€/ pp
Trip duration: 12 hours
Departure dates 2017/2018 : every day at 08.00AM

Itinerary: Welcome to Bukovina

Enjoy a one-day tour in Bukovina, home to one of the world’s greatest art treasures: the Painted Monasteries, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. We will start our tour with a visit to Romania’s most renowned monastery: Voronet, a jewel of the UNESCO Northern Heritage, whose frescoes – featuring an intense shade of blue – have become famous throughout the world. Not far from here is the Humor Monastery, a small, cross-shaped church, built in 1530, which will delight your sight. Our next stop will be at the Moldoviţa Monastery, an architectural masterpiece in the Byzantine style. The last visit for the day will be at Marginea, a famous folk art center, best known for the black ceramics which are made here. You will witness the craft of molding clay, according to a technique unique in the world. Afterward, you will be transferred back to Iasi.

Highlights

alt  Voronet Monastery was built in 1488 in record time: three months, three weeks and three days, today being part of the UNESCO heritage. The exterior murals have preserved their hues despite centuries of inclement weather, but the ingredients used in preparing the paints are still a mystery. The scenes in the murals depict, like a movie, the history of Christianity, presented in an original manner, very much influenced by folk beliefs, by the Eastern culture, but also by the Orthodox thought.

alt  Humor Monastery – Red hues dominate the exterior frescoes showing scenes from the Lives of Saints, as well as significant moments, from the locals’ lives, such as the wars with the Turks. In the tidy and flower-filled courtyard, silence reigns; the nuns here seem to live a life that is completely separated from the agitation outside the walls, a life that hasn’t changed in centuries.

alt  Moldovita Monastery, included in the UNESCO heritage in 1993, was built between 1532 and 1537. For hundreds of years, the murals were the only way uneducated country dwellers could learn about the teachings of the Bible. The frescoes are an immense color illustration of Biblical scenes, adapted to the history of the place and to the important moments in the life of the community.

alt  Marginea Black Pottery – In Northern Romania, the Dacian pottery tradition is carried on by a handful of craftsmen who manufacture black ceramic, according to an atypical process. The pottery made here is famous worldwide, shaped by hand by the craftsmen, fired and then polished, also by hand. The black color of the vessels is due to the firing process. This one is carried out according to an ancient technique, transmitted from generation to generation, the secrets of which have never left Marginea.

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

alt  Transport with a modern, well-equipped car, minibus, or coach

alt  Professional English-speaking tour guide

alt  Hotel pickup and drop-off

alt  Entrance fees for the sights included in the itinerary (Painted Monasteries and Marginea Pottery Workshop);

alt  Bottle of water

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Lunch (approx. 13 €/person)
  • Photography fees;
  • Tips for the tour guide.
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247 € 127 €/pp 87 €/pp 87 €/pp 80 €/pp

 

 

 

 

 

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