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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 Ice Cream in Suceava


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. …
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…
Cafe in Suceava


A local favourite for good coffee and homemade lemonade, stylish modern decor and a convenient central location. It also serves cakes, light bites and breakfast (12 to 15 lei), including an excellent and otherwise h…
Cultural in Suceava

Festival of Medieval Arts

The annual Festival of Medieval Arts highlights the costumes and customs of Suceava's glory days in the 14th and 15th centuries. It's held in mid-August at the Royal Citadel.
International in Suceava

Restaurant Mozaik

This upscale garden restaurant in the Hotel Sonnenhof, 3km south of the centre, perhaps tries a bit too hard with its Romanian, French, Norwegian, German, Greek and Italian specialities, but it is still widely consi…
Monastery in Suceava

Monastery of St John the New

This monastery off Str Mitropoliei, built between 1514 and 1554, remains an important pilgrimage destination: in a decorated silver casket it houses the relics of St John the New, which ruler Alexandru cel Bun had b…
Museum in Suceava

Bucovina History Museum

Displays here range from the Bronze Age to the present, and highlight Moldavia's famous rulers, particularly Ştefan cel Mare. While the numismatics, medieval armour and tools are interesting, Ştefan's 'Hall of Thron…
Church in Suceava

Mirăuţi Church

Suceava's oldest surviving church, Mirăuţi is 500m northwest of the main square. Founded by Petru II Mușat in 1375, it was Moldavia's original coronation church (Ştefan cel Mare was crowned here), and the initial Mo…