Join us on an amazing tour of Romania. Choose a Vampire or a Halloween itinerary and then have fun exploring our country. In this article, discover more about Suceava and its surroundings. This city is located in Moldavia, a part of our country famous for the large number of monasteries present here. According to legends and historical sources, most of them are founded by Stephen The Great. Apparently the ruler celebrated every victory against foreign invaders by building a monastery. There are at least 20 such monastic buildings in the area.
Tour of Romania – Suceava Highlights
Archaeological evidence confirm and support the fact that Suceava stands on a land inhabited ever since the Stone Age. In the XIV century (1388), historical sources mention Suceava as the capital of Moldova.
The Citadel of Suceava dates from the end of the XIV century. Moldavian rulers used it to defend against the rising threat of Turkish invaders. The citadel not only had a history rich in events and combats but was also often the last standing stronghold against the invaders. Apparently, they never managed to conquer it.
The Bucovinean Village Museum presents the cultural and architectural patrimony of Bucovina. The Museum takes the shape of a traditional Bucovinean village. During the open air exposition, tourists admire 80 traditional monuments (buildings): church, school, peasant houses, workshops and saloons.
Monasteries around Suceava
Voronet Monastery is the most renowned monastery of Bucovina. The religious building earned its fame due to the extraordinary blue frescoes unique in the world. Also called “The Sistin Chapel of the East” or “The Pearl of Bucovina”, the Voronet Monastery is on the UNESCO monument list for its artistic value. Stefan Cel Mare built this monastery in 1488 as an homage to Saint Gheorghe. The exterior frescoes were painted in 1547
Moldovita Monastery is situated 52 km from Suceava. Ruler Petru Rares founded this monastery in 1532. It was fortified in the second half of the XVI century. The inside and outside frescoes give a certain artistic value to the monastery. The painter, a man named Toma, from Suceava, completed them in 1537. The dominant colour of the frescoes is green.
Sucevita Monastery dates from 1583-1586. Its founders were Gheorghe Movila, Bishop of Radauti, as well as Simeon, both brothers of Ieremia Movila, ruler of Moldavia at that time. The frescoes – preserved in good conditions to this day – are the work of Ioan the Painter and his brother Sofronie from Suceava. The church with big dimensions lies on the premises of a fortification. The monastery’s museum houses the objects and belongings of the Movila family.
Village of Marginea – famous throughout the world for its black pottery, this settlement is at 56 km from Suceava. The procedure the potters use for making the black pottery is old and unique in the world.
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