Romania: Dragomirna Monastery

This massive monastic complex is simply stunning. Although not a UNESCO site, it most certainly should be! Dragomirna Monastery was established is 1602 and is actually the tallest medieval monastery in Moldavia, while at the same time being very barrow and slender. The fortress has also the highest fortified walls of all the fortified churches in Bucovina. The exterior of the church is not painted like others, but rather covered with intricate carvings – but the early 17th century, the focus turned form decorating the monasteries to protecting them the Ottoman invasions. The interior is all covered in elaborate frescoes, many of them original – just absolutely surreal as you walk around with you head to the sky.