BOGDANA Monastery - Radauti town, Suceava County

BOGDANA Monastery
Adress:  6, Bogdan Vodă Street, Rădăuţi town, Suceava County.
Dedication days: Saint Nicholas - 6 December and Saint Leontie from Rădăuţi - 1 July.

The church Saint Nicolas Bogdana from Radauti city is the oldest monument hones some which remains in Bukovina. It was built by the first voievode of the independent Rumanian state of Moldavia. The church, set up on the site of an old church in 1360 it remains what it always be, a message of the orthodoxy of the time in this area of the country.
Structure the building is of basically plan under Gothic Romano influence without turns, single in Moldavian architecture.
The interior side aisles went up false platforms which were used as mask, to which the staircase in spiral of the pronaos led. The external walls are consolidated by buttresses and decorated with one plank of niches in the higher part. The hearth constituted an important model in the orientation and it development of the Moldavian architecture of the XVI and XVII centuries.
Prince Alexandru Lapusneanu will decide into 1559 to make extend construction by adding the closed porch to him and by replacing those stone framings of the windows. The tower bell-tower goes back to 1781. Prince Alexandru Lapusneanu also ordered the restoration original painting (restored later on to the XVIII - XIX centuries). Frescos of the time of Stephen the Great remain however more interesting. Compositions of the sanctuary (classic religious scene) are partly similar with those of Voronet.
The church of Bogdana is the necropolis of Musatini, the first family of voievodes from Moldavia. Stephen the Great decided to decorate their stone tombs, carried out by the Master Jan in 1480, in the technique of the flat relief. The decorative reasons are also Byzantine-Eastern (palmette - sheet of palm tree stylized), supplemented elements autochthones (sheets of beeches, ash and elm).

Category: Monasteries of SUCEAVA
Added: Aug 29, 2010
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