Rasca Monastery is located in Bucovina,in county Suceava,to distance of about 20 km from the city Falticeni,on the river of the same name.

The prince Petru Rares founded Râșca Monastery, convent for monks, in 1542. The external walls have been painted by Stamatello Cotronas (1552) and are enough preserved well on the southern frontage. The Monastery have been declared UNESCO monument.The "vornic" (governor) Costea Bacioc added to construction imposing an exonarthex and to grow considerably capacity of the building. Architecture initially a construction of plan tri conch, with the tower bell-tower original, going up the naos now, the second bell-tower find above the closed porch.
The enclosure has walls and turns of defense  constructed in 17th – 18th centuries.
Interior paintings on the iconography plan and the composition preserve the initial data in particular at the sanctuary (Holy Nicolas) and with the naos (Miracle of the loaves and fishes). Exterior painting is unique and remarkable and is the only monastery in Bucovina painted in Byzantine style.

 


Dedication day: “Saint Nicholas”, 6 December.

 

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