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About Suceava

Suceava is the gateway to the Painted Monasterie of Bukovina, which are among the area's most popular attractions, and it has numerous attractions on its own, which include Saint George's Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bucovina Ethnographic Museum, with its valuable folk costumes collection and traditional items exhibits, and Suceava's main tourist site, the remains of the Princely Court.

The 14th century Mirauti Church, the Zamca Monastery and the Bucovina Village Museum, dedicated to the woodcraft, ethnography, history and folk art of the region, are definitely worth visiting, as well, as so it is The Bucovina History Museum, boasting displays of medieval armors, coins, weaponry, tools and ancient documents, telling the story of the city and the region within it stands.

According to historians, and basing on archaeological fidings, Suceava has been inhabited since ancient times, starting from the paleolithic. Archaeologists found out that in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, a free Dacic settlement lived in the area, strong Roman influences also being found , in 1388, the city being mentioned as Moldavia's capital.

Suceava experienced its highest during the time of Stefan cel Mare (1437 - 1504), but afterwards, after experiencing hard times, it went into anonymity. As the years gone by, Suceava went under habsburg rule, which lasted approximately a century and half.

Today, Suceava presents itself as a beautiful and welcoming city, with numerous attractions just waiting to be discovered by visitors!

Quick Facts

- Location: Norteastern Romania

- County: Suceava

- Elevation: 1070 - 1120 ft. (325 - 340 meters)

- Population: 107,513

- First documented: 1388 AD

- Size: 20 sq. miles (52 sq. kilometers)