About DRAGOMIRNA Monastery
Placed among the beautifull hills of Bucovina, at 12 km West from the old residence of Steven the Great and the Bishops of Moldavia, the Dragomirna monastery stands tall defying time, inside the fortress walls. Built as to face the hights, in a search for light from among the forest, shadowed by a curtain of fir trees and majestically reflected by the lake nearby, this place of prayer, through its ancientness, through the originality of its style, through the its elegant and solid shape, through the picturesque awakens the admiration of each visitor, so that in its presence the pilgrim is as impressed as is the historian or the art critic. Besides the beauty of the landscape, the unusual location, what leaves an unforgettable impression is the peculiar elegancy of the monument, withholding geometrical rigors of great taste, an unique stature through its proportions and lengths, exceeding all of the other Moldavian medieval monuments.
Probably this uniqueness of the monument attracted since early times the attention of experts, whom, depending on the period of time they lived in, spoke of its value, always giving special reason to it great originality. Nicolae Iorga praised Dragomirna's matchless beauty, its greatness and the over all impression it leaves upon the watchers. The Architectural complex Dragomirna, built between the borders of two centuries, holds the two characteristics of the Moldavian architectural style.
The Medieval Art Complex Dragomirna includes the small church, the big church, the defence walls surrounding the place, the old building of the ecumenics, the five towers, the cells of the monks and the beadle.