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Attractions in Suceava

Princely Court (Cetatea de Scaun)

On Fortress Hill

This significant historical attracton dates since the 14th century, when it was built by Petru Musat. It was later enlarged and strengthened by Alexandru cel Bun to hold off invading Ottoman Turks, Stephan the Great adding the moat, 105-foot-tall defensive walls, and defensive towers that enabled it to withstand the artillery of Mehmmed II, conqueror of Constantinople. Unfortunately, the fortress was blown up by the Turks in 1675, today serving as a reminder of a bygone era and offering visitors an amazing view.

Mirauti Church

17 Mirautilor Street

Founded by Petru Musat, in 1375, Mirauti Church is the oldest church in Suceava. t was here where Stephen the Great was crowned Prince of Moldavia in 1457 after receiving the bishop’s blessing. The church was restored between 1898 and 1901, preserving the original design.

Saint George's Church / The Monastery of Saint John the New

2 Ioan Voda Viteazul Street

It was built between 1514 and 1552, by Bogdan the 3rd and his son, Stefanita Voda, to serve as the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia. Today, it serves as the seat of the Archbishop of Suceava and Radauti. The church is particularly impressive, especially due to its mosaic roof and belfry tower.

Bukovina Ethnographic Museum (Muzeul de Etnografie Hanul Domnesc)

5 Ciprian Porumbescu Street

This popular Suceva museum is housed within the 16th century Princely Inn (Hanul Domnesc), and boasts a vast collection of folk costumes, domestic tools, crafts and other traditional items from several regions of Bukovina.

Bukovina History Museum

33 Stephan the Great (Stefan cel Mare) Street

Medieval armor, coins, tools and ancient documents can be admired here, including The Hall of the Throne - a re-creation of Stephen the Great's court with furniture, weapons and costumes.

Bukovina Village Museum (Muzeul Satului Bucovinean)

Fortress Plateau (Platoul Cetatii)

This great outdoor museum is located nearby the Royal Court and features a collection of 80 buildings representing the history and design of Bucovina’s rural architecture, including a small 18th century church from Vama and a typical water mill from Gura Humorului.

Other major attractions in Suceava's area, include: the nearby Painted Monasteries of Bukovina, among the most picturesque treasures of Romania, deemed masterpieces of Byzantine art and one-of-a-kind architectural sites in Europe, Patrauti Church, which is about 5 mils north of Suceava, dating since 1487, the oldest surviving religious site founded by Stephen the Great, and Dragomirna Monastery, impressive through its sheer size, featuring the tallest fortified walls in Bucovina, where visitors can also spend the night.