Relaxation and Recreation

Arinis Olimpic swimming pool

Swimming pool Cacica

Pyramia salt water pool

Unforgettable memories from Bucovina's Mountains

Visit Museums and the UNESCO Monuments of Bucovina

Suceava Fortress

History Museum from Suceava

Voronet monastery

The “Sf. loan cel Nou” Monastery

The “Sf. loan cel Nou” Monastery is a complex located in the centre of the city and was raised in time. First Sf. Gheorghe Church was started in 1514 by Bogdan III and finished by his son, Stefanita in 1520. Then other buildings, the bell tower and the abbey were built between 1589 and 1896.

The Voronet Monastery

Five km far from Gura Humorului is the Voronet Monastery, a historical and artistic monument which best represents the Moldavian architcetural style. It was built between May 26th and September 14th 1488. Stefan promised to raise it 1476, after he had won the battle at Valea Alba Razboieni.

The Humorului Monastery

The Humorului Monastery stands 5 km far from the town, on the Humor River valley, and dates baek from the age of Prince Alexandru cel Bun. At the time, a high official raised a stone church near an older secluded wooden conveni It was to this sacred place that Stefan cel Mare dedicated the Gospel with his face on it (“The Gospel of Humor”) in 1473 that is still kept in the museum of the Putna Monastery. The 15th century church could not last over the time.

The Moldovita Monastery

The Moldovita Monastery was raised in 1532 and painted in 1537. It is one of the most precious mediaeval art monuments dating from Petru Rares’s time. Two other churches had existed on the place of the monastery, one in wood (14th century) and one in stone (1410), the latter founded by Alexandru cel Bun.

The Probota Monastery

The Probota Monastery (31 km from Falticeni),one of the most beautiful medieval art monuments, was erected by Petru Rares in 1530 and painted in 1532. It is situated close to the ruins of one of Alexandru cel Bun’s foundations. Stefan cel Mare’s mother, Lady Oltea, and his first wife, Lady Evdochia were initially buried here. Petru Rares moved them in the church he founded.

The Sf. Nicolae Church (Bogdana)

The Sf. Nicolae Church, the oldest stone monument in Moldova, dates back from the middle of the 14″‘ century, when Bogdan I founded it. It shelters the graves of the first Musat princes that founded the Moldavian state. At Bogdana the three prevailing European styles of the time met: the romantic, the gothic and the Byzantine style.

The Dragomirna Monastery

Located in northern Moldova, 15 km from Suceava, and founded by famous metropolitan scholar Athanasius Crimca, the monastery rises over the centuries as a witness to the turmoil of the moldavian past, for the skill and love of the people in these places.

The Sucevita Monastery

Sucevita is situated at the confluence of the Sucevita River with the Voivodeasa rivulet, at 17 km from Radauti. At the end of the 16″‘ century the Sucevita Monastery was raised here; it was to become the most fortified monastery complex in Moldova whose precincts hid the Movilesti family and their fabulous fortune.

The Putna Monastery

The Putna Monastery, Stefan cel Mare’s greatest foundation, is 28 km far from Radauti. Its building started on July in 10th 1466 and was finshed in 1469, and in 1481 the fortifications meant to protect it were also raised. The monastery underwent a long series of unfortunate events. It burnt down in 1484 and then was restored by its founder in 1498; in 1653 the Cossacks and the Poles robbed it, in 1739 an earthquake destroyed it again, so that the metropolitan bishop lacov Putneanul raised it again in 1757-1760. In the second half of the 19′” century, the old cells were replaced and a new steeple was raised on the Eastern side. Only the 16-meter tower with walls over 1 meter thick are left from the old precincts.

The Slatina Monastery

The Slatina Monastery stands close to Malini village, 16 km far from Falticeni. It was raised by Prince Alexandru Lapusneanu between 1554 and 1558, at the lap of the Stanisoara Mountains. The monastery complex contains the church itself, the princely residence, the artesian well and the surrounding 2-meter thick and 6-7-meter wall with defence towers.

The Rasca Monastery

The Rasca Monastery is at about 18 km far from Falticeni. The tradition says that first a little wooden church founded by Bogdan I was brought at Rasca from Bogdanesti village. In 1542, Petru Rares raised the stone wall church on its foundation. Of the former frescos, only a painting of Petru Rares, his wife Elena and two of his sons has remained.

The Church of Solca

Solca was first mentioned in the documents only in 1418, during Alexandru cel Bun’s reign, but it is much older. It is situated in the depression by the same name. The church was first a monastery fortified in the inside and it was closed in 1785. It is 36 meters high and its walls are almost 2 meters thick and sustained by four pairs of abutments.

The Arbore Church

The Arbore Church is smaller but typical of the noble class, as it was raised by Luca Arbore, one of Suceava’s nobles. The church is known for its unique feature, the great niche on the Western side, which had probably been used as a belfry before. The church is 24 meters long, 9.85 meters wide and 8,5 meters high. The pronaos shelters Luca Arbore’s tomb.

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