In order to understand how important religion has been for our people, you have to take a tour of Romania and see the sheer number of houses of worship that have been built, but also destroyed by enemies over the course of history. Striving to protect their spiritual treasures, people erected churches away from the eyes of the world, some of them hidden in the depths of the woods, others nestled within rock caves at high altitudes.
Humor Monastery, which was built approximately 500 years ago, is an example of a fortified monastery that has managed to endure over the centuries.
After the first church that stood here, built around 1400, was destroyed, the second one, built in 1530 with thick river rock walls, was meant to be a place of worship that would withstand the test of time.
Despite the numerous invaders that have tried to make their way through Moldavia, none of them have managed to leave a single mark on the Humor Monastery. Harsh weather and time have remained the only true enemies for these Romanian tourist attractions.
Due to its unique architecture, beautiful mural art, and precious religious objects and ancient manuscripts that are kept here (including the Tetraevangelia of Humor, donated in 1473 by Stefan the Great) the Humor Monastery, along with 6 other Moldavian churches, has made the UNESCO World Heritage list of cultural landmarks.
Only after you see it in person will you realize what you would have missed, had it not been included in your tour of Romanian monasteries from Moldavia.
We include The Humor Monastery in the program in multiple forms of booking tours to museums, monasteries or medieval villages, but this must only tell us when and how you have scheduled vacation just to you can suggest and overlap with various events that occur frequently, such as concerts, festivals, plays, fairs and exhibitions itinerant, seasonal discounts, etc..