Tourist guide Suceava

Suceava – a tourist destination with tradition

About Suceava

Suceava este municipiul resedință de judet al județului Suceava, localizat în sudul regiunii istorice Bucovina, în nordul României, pe malul râului Suceava. The first documentary attestation in 1388.

Area: 50 km2. Altitude: ca. 325 mdm. Population: about 100,000 inhabitants, of which 90% are Romanian, 80% are Orthodox Christians

Coordinates: 47°39′5″N 26°15′20″E

Impressions

Welcome to Suceava!

Suceava as part of the traditional Bucovina is already a well-known tourist destination. A visit to Suceava is a must. The city is warm and welcoming, the hospitality and kindness of the Bukovinians, but also their traditional dishes will convince you. More than that: in Suceava you have a lot to visit. A lot of history has been written here, and the tourist attractions are well presented. Let’s visit the city of Suceava!

Route Map

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1. Tourist Info Center

The address is 15 Oituz Street.

Program with the public: from Monday to Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; emergency phone numbers are also posted on the front door. The Tourist Info Center is located on the 1st floor of the Suceava County Council headquarters, located at the above address. The staff of the Tourist Information Center are welcoming and willing to provide information. You will find here maps, books, many rich and well presented informative materials. One of the really well-prepared tourist information centers in Romania.

Suceava County Council

Tourist Information Center

Tourist Information Center

2. Planetarium / Astronomical Observatory

The address is 13A University Street. Open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am and 5 pm. Este administrat de Universitatea Ștefan cel Mare din Suceava. A fost inaugurat în anul 1982. Planetariul din Suceava este planetariul din România cu cel mai mare diametru al cupolei și cea mai mare sală de proiecție. Este un muzeu științific destinat proiectării cerului, a sistemului solar, a planetelor vizibile, a sateliților, etc. Cuprinde planetariul propriu-zis, sala ecuatorială, terasa de observații, o bibliotecă și expoziții temporare. O amprentă inedită i-a dat-o picutra artistului Mircea Hrișcă reprezentând orizontul orașului Suceava.

Planetarium

Planetarium

3. Simion Florea Marian Memorial House

The address is Simion Florea Marian Street 1. Closed on the date of my visit.

Simion Florea Marian – Romanian folklorist, academician – lived between 1847 – 1907 and lived in this house for the last 20 years of his life. The house was built in the 18th century and is listed as a historical monument. The museum opened in 1974 and is administered by the National Museum of Bucovina. On the facade of the house it says that this house was won with the pen. Here Simion Florea Marian gathered and studied the fruits of the wisdom and feeling of the Romanian people. In the little park in front of the house there is a bust of the artist.

S. F. Marian memorial house

Bust of S. F. Marian

S. F. Marian memorial house

4. The Princely (Royal) Inn

The address is 5 Ciprian Porumbescu Marian Street. Open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.

The Royal Inn in Suceava is a former medieval inn that operated in the 17th century. It is the oldest building in the city that is not a place of worship and that has been preserved in its entirety.

Princely Inn

Princely Inn

Princely Inn

5. Museum of Natural Sciences

The address is 33 Stefan cel Mare Street. Open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the months of April to October and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the other months of the year. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

It is administered by the National Museum of Bucovina. It is found in the pedestrian zone of the city. The museum presents the natural potential of Bucovina. It features a collection of mine flowers and fauna dioramas. The most appreciated is the Hall of Crystals. In front of the museum is the statue of Peter II Musat. The area is beautifully laid out, harmoniously complemented with information about the tourist attractions in the area.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

The statue of Peter I Musat

Museum of Natural Sciences

Signs in the pedestrian area

6. Museum of History

The address is 33 Stefan cel Mare Street. Open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the months of April to October and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the other months of the year. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

It is the main museum administered by the National Museum of Bucovina, in some sources identifying with this name. It is located at the end of the pedestrian zone of the city. The building that houses the museum was built at the beginning of the 20th century in neoclassical and baroque style and is declared a historical monument. Here was the former prefecture from the Austrian period. The museum presents numerous archaeological discoveries. For a century and a half, Suceava was the main residence of the lords of Moldova. The exhibition uses a chronological presentation from the Palaeolithic era discoveries made in Botoșani County to Ripiceni up to the present day. You will be able to see ornaments, weapons, coins, vessels and more. There is also an art gallery in the museum. The star of the museum is the Throne Room.

The History Museum

The History Museum

7. Monastery of Saint John the New

The address is 2 Ioan Vodă Viteazul Street. Open from 6am to 8pm on weekdays, from 6am to 8.30pm on Saturdays and from 7.30am to 8.30pm on Sundays.

It is an Orthodox monastery, built between 1514 and 1522. The church is dedicated to St. George and St. John the New (celebrated on 24 June). It was a metropolitan residence in the 16th and 17th centuries and is now an archbishop’s residence. It is listed as a historical monument and also on the UNESCO list of monuments. The monastery includes the Church of St. George, the cloister, the presbytery, the chapels and the bell tower under which you enter the courtyard. This is where the relics of Saint John the New are brought. It’s a much visited place where you meet priests with grace.

Sf. Ioan cel Nou Monastery

Sf. Ioan cel Nou Monastery

The entrance

S. F. Marian memorial house

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Ioan cel Nou Monastery

Sf. Ioan cel Nou Monastery

the bells from Sf. Ioan cel Nou monastery

Sf. Gheorghe Church

The bell tower

me at Sf. Ioan cel Nou Monastery

Sf. Gheorghe Church

Sf. Gheorghe Church

8. Equestrian statue of Stephen the Great

Here you can get from the monastery to the fortress by going down and then climbing more than 100 steps through the forest. Next to the imposing statue depicting the ruler of Moldavia on horseback and with the palosh in hand are a few benches. At the base of the high pedestal are battle scenes. The statue was made of bronze by the sculptor Iftimie Bârleanu and unveiled in 1977. It is the largest work of this kind in the country. It measures 23 meters high including the pedestal and can be seen even from the city center.

the shortcut

the shortcut

Statue of Stephen the Great

Statue of Stephen the Great

me at the Statue of Stephen the Great

Statue of Stephen the Great

Benches at the Statue of Stephen the Great

9. Bucovinean Village Museum

The address is Citadel Alley. Open Wednesday to Sunday between 9am and 4pm, last entry 30 minutes before closing.

It is an open-air museum where you walk among old wooden peasant houses, household outbuildings and agricultural tools, folk costumes. It is a real ethnographic exhibition. It was opened in 1970. It is declared a historical monument.

Bucovinean Village Museum

Bucovinean Village Museum

Bucovinean Village Museum

Bucovinean Village Museum

Bucovinean Village Museum

Map of the Bucovinean Village Museum

Entrance to the Bucovinean Village Museum

10. The Seat Fortress of Suceava (Suceava Princely Fortress)

The address is on Citadel Alley. Open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 9pm, last entry 30 minutes before closing.

It is the symbol of Suceava. It is a medieval fortress built on a hilltop to provide a wide view. You can see it beautifully from a distance from the courtyard of the Church of Saint George Pătrăuți. The fortress was built by the kings Peter I Musat in the 14th century and fortified by the ruler Stephen the Great in the 15th century as a defence against the Ottoman Empire. is also a historical monument. It has been renovated and is well worth a visit. It includes Fort Musatin, the outer enclosure, the defence moat and the buttress wall.

Suceava Pricely Fortress

Suceava Pricely Fortress

Suceava Pricely Fortress

Suceava Pricely Fortress

Suceava Pricely Fortress

me at Suceava Pricely Fortress

11. The Church of the Cocoons or the Ladies

The address is 3 Stefan Voda Street.

Coming from the citadel, you can reach it on a shortcut by going down through the forest the stairs between the Citadel and the Village Museum and continuing forward until you reach the area of ​​the houses. going forward until the area of ​​the houses. It is known both as the Church of the Cocoons (or Beizadeles) and as the Church of the Ladies. is an Orthodox church, dedicated to the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and built in 1643. It is a historical monument.

Church of the Cocoons

Church of the Cocoons

Church of the Cocoons

The fortress seen from the city

12. Church of St. George Mirăuți

The address is 17 Mirăuților Street.

It is an Orthodox church from the 14th century, near the Royal Court. It was the metropolitan cathedral in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is on the list of historical monuments. Archaeological research led to the discovery here of the tomb of Evdochia from Kiev, the first wife of the ruler Stephen the Great.

road sign

Sf. Gheorghe Church Mirăuţi

Sf. Gheorghe Church Mirăuţi

Sf. Gheorghe Church Mirăuţi

Sf. Gheorghe Church Mirăuţi

Fortress seen from Sf. Gheorghe Church Mirăuţi

Sf. Gheorghe Church Mirăuţi

13. Zamca Monastery

The address is 30 Zamca Street. Open daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

It is located in the west of the city, at the end of the street mentioned. It is a fortified medieval ensemble with a bell tower with two bells. It is the most important building in Suceava built by the Armenian community. In 1691 the Polish King John Sobiecki fortified the ensemble. It was the Armenian bishop’s residence. The church is dedicated to Saint Auxentius. The name Zamca comes from the Polish Zamek, which means fortification.

 

Zamca Monastery

Zamca Monastery

Conclusion

Here we close the tour of the city of Suceava, hoping that we have convinced you to visit it. Suceava is a hospitable city, full of history.

All the best!

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