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.