Patrauti Church (1487)
Located in northern Moldavia, at a short distance from the former Princely citadel of Suceava, immersed in greenery, Patrauti is the oldest preserved among the churches built by the Moldavian Prince Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great, 1457-1504). The church is remarkable through the perfect proportions, the warm colors and the high artistic value of the frescoes, the whole harmony between the architecture and the paintings, and between the church and its site. Combining elements of Byzantine religious art, Gothic and Renaissance, Patrauti is considered the prototype of the “Moldavian church”. It is the oldest Orthodox church in Romania listed as UNESCO monument.
For a private guided tour of the painted monasteries of Bucovina, the northern region of Moldavia, please contact me.