Suceava Travel Guide

  • Views from Road 2E
    Views from Road 2E
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  • Views from Road 2E
    Views from Road 2E
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  • Views from Road 2E
    Views from Road 2E
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Suceava Things to Do

  • GORGEOUS RURAL SCENERY

    Suceava county has lovely natural scenery, but is there any rural agricultural land that isn't a farm?Well, the answer is yes, plenty!From the city of GURA HUMORULUI, we drove along route 2E along undulating hills towards Targu Neamt. The road is very good and they are building another new road.The scenery is like a patchwork quilt done in two...

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  • UNESCO HUMOR MONASTERY

    Humor Monastery was among the most important monasteries in the 15th century in Romania.Great Chancellor, Toader Buboig built this Monastery in 1530, which is also known as the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, and is dedicated to St. George.This Monastery is not the original that was documented by "Alexander the Kind" in 1415. Even...

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  • HUMOR MONASTERY DEFENCE TOWER

    Humor Monastery is surrounded by walls and has an interesting defence Tower. The Tower was built by Ruler Vasile Lupu in 1641 and is high enough to contain three floors. It wasn't open to the public. Surrounding the Tower and the Church was lawn and flower beds in which Tulips were flowering.

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  • UNESCO LISTED VORONET PAINTED MONASTERY

    Stephen the Great, Church of St. George, The Sistine Chapel of the East are all names the Voronet Monastery has been known by. An old Romanian chronicle has in its records, that Stephen the Great founded Voronet Monastery in 1488. He had this done to fulfill a pledge to the hermit Daniil, who wanted the ruling Prince to chase the Turks from...

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  • TOWN OF VAMA - SUCEAVA

    We are still following road DN 17 and have come to the outskirts of Vama. Before we enter the town, we have some wonderful views over the town and the surrounding mountains from the higher ground we are travelling along. Worth stopping for some photos!We then head through the town and find a couple of Churches. The Church "Pentecost" with some...

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  • CATHEDRAL @ CAMPULUNG MOLDOVENESC

    In Campulung Moldovenesc, Suceava, I found a beautiful Orthodox Cathedral. The Cathedral was built between 1908 - 1913 and is dedicated to the "Assumption." It was consecrated in 1913.The church is built in the shape of a cross and ends with a 38 metre tower guarding the Holy Cross. What I really liked, was the roof covered with multicolored tiles...

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  • PORTAL OF CHURCH

    Located a little further on from the village Carlibaba, is the village of Cârlibaba Nouã. Keep a lookout for the Church that is located on DN 18, as it has a beautifully carved entrance portal. I wanted a photo, I think you will too!Sorry I can't find any information on the Church.

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  • Check out the Manhole Covers

    Well, this is an odd hobby of mine, but I'm always taken by manhole covers bearing a city coat of arms or the like.In the central plaza ( Bucovina Estul) of Suceava (where the bus from the suburbs drops you), walk up the pedestrian mall toward the market and St Dimitru's church. Amongst the flagstones decorative manhole covers show the 1481 Coat of...

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  • Good base area to tour painted...

    The Suceava area is a good base area to tour the painted monasteries of northern Romania.We had 2 kids - so a 1 day tour of the monastaries was plenty. You could easily spend 2-3 days. The Painted Monasteries are a must see!!The Hotels in Suceava looked fine -- not far from SAuceava are some nice B&B's

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Suceava Hotels

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  • Eden Hotel

    Calea Bucovinei Street, 148, Campulung Moldovenesc, Suceava, 725100, Romania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Continental Arcasul Hotel

    Str. Mihai Viteazul 4-6, Suceava, 720057, Romania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Classic Hotel

    32 Universitatii Street, Suceava, 720228, Romania

Suceava Restaurants

  • Little Naples

    It's hard to give up a good thing, and by the time I found Giovanni's I'd already learned that Romanian pizza is a very, very good thing. So, for the second time in three nights I found myself sitting down for a pizza dinner, this time at Giovanni's in the heart of Suceava. I ordered a vegetarian pizza that arrived topped with onions, peppers,...

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  • Authentic, Homestyle Cooking

    Casa Doamnei is located just outside Voronet, and it's THE BEST place to stop for lunch when you're visiting the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Just look at my photo- how can you want to eat anywhere else knowing there is authentic, traditional, country-style food just waiting for you at Casa Doamnei?My lunch was freaking amazing. I used the...

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  • Peasant Food

    Highly recommended in the Lonely Planet guidebook, B+B was located just around the corner from High Class Hostel. On my second night in Suceava I stopped by for dinner, and was immediately greeted by the friendly proprietor. I asked if they had many "mancare de post" (vegan food, normally eaten for religious fasting) and he communicated that while...

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  • Hot Out of the Oven

    The only way to start a day-long monastery tour is with pastries! So off I headed at 7:00 am to Melibeea, Suceava's best-known patisserie. With over fifty locations across Romania, the shop at Suceava's main plaza is the company's flagship bakery. Inside you'll find a huge assortment of baked goods, ranging from sweet to savoury, big to small,...

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  • Global Domination

    "Latino Restaurant & Pizzeria" makes about as much sense as "Bogota Dim Sum"... whatever. A menu for Latino was posted in High Class Hostel, so off I went (weirdly, along with the hostels only other two guests... who happened to be from my home town too!). With an expansive menu of Romanian and Italian favorites, I couldn't resist a big dinner of...

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  • La Fitze Restaurant

    The La Fitze pub/restaurant is quite large and also has an upstairs section. The crowd that is eating there is either young or middle aged. I had the impression that lots of young people go there to see and to be seen.Service was good and we were obviously the only foreigners there. They also have pizzas among other dishes and do home...

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Suceava Transportation

  • Train from Suceava to Chernivtsi

    There is now a train from Suceava Nord to Chernivtsi leaving at 13.31 am and arriving 5 hours later. On the DB website instead of Chernivtsi you have to use Chernovcy.

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  • Bus from Suceava to Chernivtsi (Ukraine)

    The bus to Chernivtsi usually leaves daily from the Long distance bus station in center of Suceava. But just sometimes it doesn't come. It's an old Ukrainian bus and it's not listed on the wall time table of the bus station. It leaves at 1 pm if it's here. So what you do is this: you check between 10.30 and 11 am whether it has arrived and then you...

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  • Bus no. 2 to the city center

    As you leave Burdujeni railway station you may already see the bus if there is one there. Cross the station square and straight ahead on the right there is the bus stop. There are also a couple of kiosks there.You get your ticket from the ticket conductor that walks through the bus. In May 2008 it cost 1 RON.There are no longer any trolleybuses in...

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Suceava Shopping

  • LOCAL GOODS TO BUY

    The Humor Monastery is located in the former village of Manastirea Humorului, now part of Gura Humorului. As we drove through this village we saw ropes tied between two trees and hanging off them was clothing and blouses for sale. Sleeveless jackets looked to be made from Sheepksin, no good for me coming from a hot climate! Once at the Monastery,...

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  • RELIGIOUS PIECES

    For anybody that would like to buy and take home religious gifts, the Painted Monasteries have a good selection. As I entered the small area where I paid the Nun my entry fee, was where the selection is located. I didn't notice the prices. At least buying here, the money goes to the Nuns at each Monastery, and I guess they put it to good use!

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  • Self-Catering Paradise

    If you'll be doing any self-catering in Suceava, Kaufland Supermarket is the best place to stock up on food and beverages. It's located right in the city center and has an expansive assortment of local and international food products, all at very affordable prices. Even if you're not "officially" self-catering, you can grab snacks and drinks for...

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Suceava Local Customs

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    by almogaver Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    In Romania, like other places in the world where the fool capitalism has still not arrived ,
    the man is near the nature, not depending on the rush hour, not far from the beauty, not depending on the film on TV. But this is hard, too. For us is bucolic, for them is the life, day after day, year after year.......

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Suceava Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out!

    When you make your way to the hill opposite the city center to visit the Village museum or the fortress then you may have to deal with a flooded footpath. Also you may want to take a water bottle with you for the 15-20 minutes hike as you will climb up lots of steps until you reach the Stefan cel Mare monument.

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  • The roads.....

    This is , perhaps, one of the dangers you will find here if you don´t drive very carefully. You need to drive slowly in no matter wich road, specially when you cross the long villages where people, animals, wagons and many other "surprises" will wait you in every corner. Driving at nigth is very dangerous, because many of this wagons are on the...

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  • Watch out for priests getting violent to...

    This guy on the picture is kind of happy now, but before he just hit me with his wooden cross. He hit me several times until I said stop it and grabbed his hand.

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Suceava Tourist Traps

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    by Tom1971 Written Sep 9, 2002

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    While hitch-hiking is generally extremely cheap, there are some people who hang around waiting for tourists and expect to be paid more. If suspicious, ask what the lift is going to cost you beforehand.

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Suceava Off The Beaten Path

  • Synagogue and more churches

    In the center of Suceava on Str. Dimitrie Onciu you will also find a synagogue. If you are interested in more churches then check out the Armenian one, or the new one at the end of Str. Veronica Micle. Then there is the Mirautilor church or the Zamca monastery.

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  • The life near the religion

    The religion has an important place in the life of this far corner of old Europe. Wrong or not, sad or happy, this is something very close to the life of this people. All the ceremonies are really great and you, believer in God or not, must be in some of them

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  • You can walk from Putna to...

    You can walk from Putna to Sucevita, however the marked trail as described in the Lonely Planet DOES NOT EXIST, which is a bit of a pain in the ****. Here's how it's done: Walk past Daniel's cave, heading away from Putna and sticking to the main dirt road until you pass all the houses. Keep going until you come to and pass another v. small hamlet,...

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Suceava Favorites

  • VILLAGE OF POJORATA

    We were following the DN 17 on our way to Suceava when I saw some Church steeples in the village of Pojorâta. The village is an ancient Romanian settlement between valleys and crystal clear Moldova river in west Suceava County. The Church spires belonged to the Church of St. John the Baptist that was built in 2004 in traditional Moldovan style. I...

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  • CARLIBABA

    Carlibaba was the first village in Suceava we came across after descending Prislop Pass. The homes of this village were situated in a valley where we could catch glimpse of the rushing waters of the River Bistrita River and the high Mountain Peaks ranging from 1613 metres to 1698 metres. No wonder they have the longest ski season here! Along the...

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  • Painted Monasteries

    Suceava can be used as a base to visit the painted monasteries in Bucovina, had I not hired someone to take us around, I probably would have based my visit out of the Best Western in Gura Humorului which was closer to what we wanted to see.

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