Bucovina monastery tours

Humor monastery

Five kilometres from the picturesque town of Gura Humorului, surrounded by trees and fields lies Humor monastery. Founded in 1530, its aim was to maintain Christian faith among the Romanians. An illustrated poem "The Siege of Constantinople" shows the feelings of the Romanians towards the Turks and elsewhere, the devil is pictured as a greedy woman.

The primary colours of Humor are red, green and gold. The monastery now acts as a nunnery and was re-established only in 1990. It has underwent several restorations, the last in 1972.

Inside the church is painted a famous calender showing the faces of saints and angels. Tourists enjoy trying to find their birthdays on the ceiling and walls.