Vatra dornei Travel Guide

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Scoala elementara str. Eminescu

Shlomo Fogel

Vatra Dornei is a well known ski resort in the north of Romania. Besides skiing you can visit the monasteries nearby: The resort has 2 ski slopes, one is the longest in Romania (3 Km) - Partia Telescaun, and one has 800 m in length - Partia Dealu Negru. The town has two major hollidays - Serbarile Zapezii (December 23 - March 11), and the Popular Traditions Festival -- Festivalul de datini si obiceiuri populare (29-31 december).

The Humor monastery is one of the renowned churches with exterior frescoes, built in 1530. Voronet is the most valuable painted church of Bucovina. It is called the "Sixtine Chapel of the East" and it has an unusual freshness due to the famous "Blue of Voronet" . Moldovita - one of the gems of the old moldavian art, built in 1532, remarkable for its valuable exterior frescoes. Sucevita monastery was built between 1582-1584 and is also covered with frescoes. Putna is a legendary and very beautiful monastery, built by Stephan the Great, between 1466-1469. The tomb of the sanctified ruler is in this monastery. One may also see here an important museum of medieval art. And nearby, just down the road from the Putna monastery there is an ancient wooden church that should not be missed. It's within the graveyard that you pass.

Hiking is easy and likeable, even if you choose not to follow the trail.


May 20, 2005 change by giorgio

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