Church of the Assumption of the Virgin
- Putna Monastery 



This church was the first one built by Stephen the Great, in 1466-1469  and it was  destinated to become his burial place.

Saint Stephen the Great's tomb is inside the church, under a marble sarcophagus made in his lifetime.

The monastery  was robbed and burned by the cossaks in 1653 and rebuilt in 1662, but not painted at this time.

The museum of the monastery includes the most valuable medieval embroidery collection in Romania.

Putna Monastery is a symbol for Romanians and an important  Orthodox pilgrimage center.

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