After a day filled up with monasteries visits, we have parked next to the church in Gura Humorului (parking fee 2 ROL / hour, Mo-Sa 08:00-20:00). The city is located in the northeastern part of Romania, in southern Bukovina. Between 1774 and 1918, Gura Humorului belonged to the Habsburg Monarchy. During World War I, Bukovina became a battlefield between Austria opposing Russian and Romanian troops. Although the Russians were finally driven out in 1917, defeated Austria would cede the Bukovina province to Romania through the Treaty of Saint-Germain (1919). After a short visit to Gura Humorului in the fall, we took our dinner in a nearby restaurant Atipic. The next morning we visited painted Humor Monastery, built in 1530, with Byzantine frescoes, including one illustrating the Return of the Prodigal Son and one with a “humorous” depiction of the devil as a woman.

Parking location – Gura Humorului: 47.553300N 25.889382E