Putna is a locality situated in Suceava county, with a population of 2271 inhabitants.

Putna

Putna. Wooden church

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GPS Coordinates:
47.86930 N, 25.60441 E

The wooden church in the village Putna cemetery called "Dragos Voda" wooden church, is the oldest wooden church in Romania. According to legend it was built by Dragos Voda in 1353 or 1346 to Volovăț, in the second half of the XVth century Stefan Voda (1457-1504) moved in Putna, to become a place of worship during construction Putna Monastery.

On the eastern wall of the sanctuary apse is written the year 7089 (1580-1581) is supposedly to be the date of repair. In 1778 it became parish church. In 1779 were raised cells for the priests, one big and one small school.

The church has no tower, the roof is tall, broad eaves. The interior is divided into porch, narthex, nave and altar, which was reached after several changes. The iconostasis was built in 1760 and rebuilt in 1871. It has five registers and is decorated with sculpted leaves and grapes.

Icons appear on behalf of the artists: painter Anton 1760, painter Ioan 1760. The narthex, nave and altar are bolted. The wall between the narthex and nave has a large arched door. The interior walls were painted sometime, discovered fragments of tempera painting on the southern wall. Following the increasing number of believers in 1900, begins to build a brick church, completed in 1908. Today, the wooden church is a museum.

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0040-744-595-662 (RO)

Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru
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Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru
Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru
Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru Wooden church, Putna , Photo: Sabrina-Elena Croituru

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