Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Iaşi

Palace of Culture

Iaşi's premier attraction and symbol of the city is the grandiose Gothic-revival Palace of Culture that dominates the horizon at the southern end of B-dul Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt. Though it looks as if it stepped o…
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 Piatra Neamţ

Noir

Intelligent and well-thought-out menu combinations, such as grilled pork tenderloin served with baked apple or glazed pork ribs paired with diced potato and coleslaw, feature at Noir. The interior is done out in mod…
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 Vegetarian in Iaşi

Cuib

Slow food, raw food, vegan items; there is something for everyone at this student-run restaurant not far from the university quarter. Favourites include creamy vegetable soup or baked peppers stuffed with tofu. Dine…
Top Choice Bar in Iaşi

Cafeneaua Acaju

Easy to miss and hard to forget, this hip, unpretentious bar is barely signposted near the corner of Str Armeană. Its regulars include local artists, musicians and others of all ages. A small bar-top box reading 'ni…
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. …