The painted Arbore Church was dedicated to ‘The Beheading of St. John the Baptist’ by its patron who, in a cruel twist of fate, was later himself beheaded as were his two sons, accused of betrayal, on the orders of Stephen the Young.
In late May we cycled from Budapest in Hungary to Bucharest in Romania. We had no particular route in mind except that I wanted to visit the Painted Monasteries in Bukovina which is in the North Eastern corner of Romania next to the Ukrainian border.
Bukovina is a beautiful region with breath taking scenery, rolling densely forested hills and verdant valleys containing rural villages.
The Medieval Monasteries and Churches of Bukovina are now included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO and are spread throughout the east of the region. We visited four of the sites; Voronet Monastery, Humor Monastery, Arbore…
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