The Neamt Monastery
Surrounded by old forests, at the foot of the mountains, rises the oldest monastery in Moldavia - Neamt Monastery. Founded in the 14th century, Neamt monastery witnessed many historical events of the nation. Jewel of 15th century architecture, the church was built by Stefan cel Mare and finished in the year when the Moldavian army won the battle against King Ioan Albert (1497).
Sumptuous, with delicate colour effects, the monastery shows the maturity of the Moldavian architectonic style, which matured during Stefan cel Mare’s period. The façade of the church is covered with the decoration characteristic of Stefan cel Mare’s time: Gothic windows and friezes with enamelled disks, coloured in greeen, yellow and brown.
In the chamber of the tombs, which appear for the first time at this church, is the tomb of Stefan the 2nd, son of Alexandru cel Bun and uncle of Stefan cel Mare.
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