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monasteries of bucovina

The landscape is so beautiful that one can hardly find words to render it, but more important is that there are no industrial enterprises, people having as main occupations cattle breeding and wood processing.

Here, everyone venerates King Stephen the Great: a hero and a founder of the local history, he used to repeatedly defeat the Ottoman Army and, after each glorious battle, he used to have a new monastery built; there are forty seven in all, as many jewels for the tourists to discover when they come to visit this region.

Bucovina history

Bucovina is a historical region in Central Europe, currently divided between Romania and Ukraine, located on the northern slopes of the central Eastern Carpathians and the adjoining plains.

From 1775 to 1918, Bukovina was an administrative division of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire, and Austria - Hungary. After World War I, Bucovina became part of Romania. In 1940, as a result of the Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact, its northern half of was annexed by the Soviet Union.

The monasteries of Voronet, Sucevita, Moldovita, Humor and Arbore, built in the 16th century, fortified or with outside painted walls, have been taken under UNESCO protection, because their features make them unique in the whole world.

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