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Top Choice Church in Bucovina Monasteries

Arbore Monastery

This Unesco-protected church in the village of Arbore receives a fraction of the visitors of the other painted monasteries and hence feels more private and special. The small scale allows you to study the paintings …
Top Choice Fortress in Suceava

Royal Citadel

Suceava's rugged, abandoned 14th-century citadel has gotten a high-tech makeover, allowing visitors to scramble over the rocks and into the various chambers and learn the structure's history through clever video pre…
Top Choice International in Bucovina Monasteries

Antique

An unexpectedly elegant restaurant in Rădăuţi, and worth making a special trip for. Antique isn't going for solely traditional cooking (rare for this part of the country), but instead fuses local ingredients with de…
Top Choice International in Câmpulung Moldovenesc

Q'usine

An unexpected touch of sophistication in rustic Câmpulung. The innovative, industrial decor is softened by exposed wood beams and cushioned Eames chairs. The menu offers a nice selection of steaks, lamb and duck. Th…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Suceava

Natanael

Arguably (okay, definitely) the region's best ice cream is sold here at the outlet of a Christian aid group based in Suceava. The ice cream and dairy products are produced by the group's own cows and the recipes ten…
Top Choice International in Suceava

Restaurant Centru Vechi

This big local favourite serves hearty grills and salads, and has a local wine and beer selection. Start with a creamy chicken soup (ciorbă rădăuţeană), and move on to exquisitely prepared lamb chops or roast pork. …
Monastery in Bucovina Monasteries

Voroneţ Monastery

Built in just three months and three weeks by Ştefan cel Mare following a key 1488 victory over the Turks, Voroneţ Monastery is the only painted monastery that has had an internationally recognised colour associated…
Monastery in Bucovina Monasteries

Suceviţa Monastery

Suceviţa Monastery (built 1582–1601) is the largest Bucovina monastery, and some regard it as the finest. It's perhaps best known for its exterior Ladder of Virtues fresco, with its 32 steps to heaven, near the main…
Monastery in Bucovina Monasteries

Moldoviţa Monastery

Built in 1532, Moldoviţa Monastery occupies a fortified quadrangular enclosure with tower, gates and well-tended lawns. The central painted church has been partly restored and features impressive frescoes from 1537.…
Religious in Suceava

Suceava Days

Patron St John is celebrated each 24 June, with most of the action taking place at the Monastery of St John the New. To welcome the pilgrims who come from around the country, the city pulls out all the stops, offeri…