Bukovina (in German Buchenland-The land of beech trees), is the land of forests, painted monasteries, hayfields and tranquility of the mountains.
Bukovina is most widely known for monasteries built by former Moldavian princes and boyars (the Muşatins, Alexander the Good, Stephen the Great, Petru Rareş, Ștefan Tomșa, Alexander Lăpuşneanu, family Movileşti etc.), each with its specific color: Voroneţ (blue), Humor (red), Suceviţa (green), Moldova (yellow) and tree (color combination).
Voroneţ Monastery is one of the best known and most visited monasteries of Moldova, being appreciated for its uniqueness on the so-called color “Voroneţ blue”. It was called the Sistine Chapel of the East, because, apart from its famous color, the monastery can boast with an impressive number of paintings. Built in 1488, Voroneţ is the most valuable foundation of Stephen the Great.