Bucovina is the perfect combination of tradition, history, religion, spirituality and modernism. The types of existing tourism here can include: cultural tourism, events tourism and leisure tourism. This area is also known as the “Land of Monasteries’.
This citadel was built by Petru I Musat and is a medieval citadel located on the eastern edge of the Suceava city (in north-eastern Romania) which was firstly mentioned in a document from 10th February 1388. The medieval citadel was part of the fortification system built in Moldavia in the late 14th century, at the moment of the appearance of the Ottoman danger. The medieval fortification system consisted of fortified places for defense, fortified with stone walls or earth walls with deep ditches. Suceava Citadel was included on the list of historical monuments in Suceava County in 2004.
First founded by Stefan cel Mare, the church named “Adormirea Maicii Domnului” started to be build in 1481. It was fitted with a fortified enclosure. On the outside there are carved in stone architectural elements which are specific to the seventeenth century. In the monastery, you can see the tomb of Stefan cel Mare. The museum of the monastery presents heritage objects illustrating the art from 15th -16th centuries.
The construction of the new church „Adormirea Maicii Domnului” began in 1903 on the place were it was the first church with this name and ended in 1904. In 1997, the church was declared National Sanctuary and in 2000 Pope John Paul II raised it to the rank of Minor Basilica. The Church is composed by gross brick and impresses with the dimensions of the tower, stone ornaments and stained glass windows.