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     Campulung Moldovenesc - Woodcraft Museum Calea Transilvaniei 10

     Ciprian Porumbescu - Museum Ciprian Porumbescu

     Falticeni - Museum Ion Irimescu, Str. Mihai Eminescu 2

     Gura Humorului - Museum of the Traditions of Bucovina, Piata Republicii 12

     Suceava - Ethnographic Museum, Str. C. Porumbescu 5

          - Village Museum of Bucovina, Str. Cetatii

          - National Museum of Bucovina, Str. Stefan cel Mare 33

          - The Old Fortress of Suceava, Str. Cetatii

     Vatra Dornei - Museum of Folk Art, Str. Mihai Eminescu 17

     Marginea - Black Potery Centre

     APT Bucovina Information Centre

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Main attractions

Mihai Eminescu –Memorial House (5 miles away from Botosani City)- is the house where the romanian poet  was born- the genius Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) . He brought to romanian and universal culture an opera of great value . Mihail Eminovici, was a late Romantic poet, the best-known and most influential Romanian poet celebrated in both Romania and Moldova. Famous poems include Luceafărul ("Evening Star"), Odă în metru antic (Ode in ancient meter), and the 5 Scrisori (Epistles/Satires). Eminescu was active in the Junimea literary society, and served as editor of Timpul, the official newspaper of the Conservative Party.

Simion Florea Marian- Memorial House –here lived the great academician, folclorian and ethnographer - Simion Florea Marian

Nicolaie Iorga –Memorial House- built in Moldavian architectural style in the second half of XIX century, it is an historical monument of great value .

Ciprian Porumbescu- Memorial House- was open to the public in 1953. It is sheltered in an original anex , the only one that could be preserved , of the old parochial house of Stupca , inhabited by the priest, writer and romanian militant ,Iraclie Porumbescu and his family , between 1865-1883.

Suceava Fortress-is the most important monument of Suceava City. The central part , “The Musatin Fort” , 40X36m , built during the reign of Pertru Musat I , who had renounced using Scheia Fortress. During the reign of Alexandru cel Bun, it recieves supplementary fortifications, but it will gain its legendary invincibility during the reign of Stefan cel Mare . He built in two parts the exterior walls , reorganized the defensive ditch and the entrance to the fortress. Well defended, it was capable of sucessfully resisting the great Otoman siege in 1476, when Mohammed II himself, conqueror of Constantinople, had to submit defeat.

Zamca Monastery- was built in 1606 by Armenians. It is the most important religious monument built by the Armenian comunity in Bucovina.

Bucovina Etnografic Museum- is a historical monument and the oldest medieval civic building in Suceava City. It was built durring the first part of the XVII century, and it was used as a guest house for foreign aristocrats.

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Cuisine & Drinks

"The central characteristic of the Romanian cuisine is its great variety. It is a cuisine  influenced by repeated waves of different cultures: the ancient Greeks, with whom Romanians traded; the Romans, who gave the country its name; the Saxons, who settled in southern Transylvania; the Turks, who for centuries dominated Romania; as well as Slavic and Magyar neighbors. All of these influences gradually blended into the varied and delicious Romanian culinary tradition"
Nicolae Klepper — Taste of Romania

The main ingredients used by Romanian chefs are meats such as pork, beef and lamb, fish, vegetables, dairy products and fruit. A traditional Romanian meal may include:
All kinds of cheeses, cold cuts and vegetable spreads.
Meatball soup, vegetable soup, with or withour meat, tripe soup.
Grilled carp in brine, grilled Black Sea sturgeon or grilled herring.
Meat stew seasoned with onions and/ or spices, over 20 vegetables cooked in oil, pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with a mix of minced meats, rice and spices and the "Wee Ones" — small skinless grilled sausages are among the favorites.
Romanians produce great pickled vegetables, called "muraturi" (red peppers, green tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, red cabbage, cauliflower).
Cottage cheese donuts, topped with sour cream and fruit preserve, crepes filled with cottage cheese, raisins and spices and traditional holiday sweet bread filled with walnuts, poppy seeds or cream cheese.

A traditional drink enjoyed with appetizers is "tuica" (a potent plum brandy) which varies in strength, dryness and bouquet according to the production area.

Romania produces excellent wines, some of which are exported all over the world. Romanian beers are excellent as well.

In recent years foreign chefs have come with fresh ideas and introduced a variety of delicious cuisines from around the world: French, Italian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese are offered, to name a few.

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Salcea Airport, 17 kilometres from downtown Suceava.Domestic flights: daily flights to / from Bucharest.

Train Stations:
Suceava North Train Station.
Train ticket reservation office: Train Travel Agency

Public Transportation
Several bus and trolleybus routes connect Suceava’s main areas and tourist attractions.
A bus ticket, valid for two trips costs about $0.30

Taxi companies:
Canon Taxi telephone: 522.222
Cristaxi telephone: 530.013
Eurotaxi telephone: 511.111

International Bus Companies serving Suceava
ATLASSIB - scheduled bus service to Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain telephone: 530.869; 534.734

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Folk Festival

January/February - Festival of Winter traditions in Radauti,VatraDornei,Paltinoasa
Mai - Celebration of the ethnic minorities, in various communities

June-Suceava Parish fair
- Bloom Celebration, Arbore
- National Folk Festival, Nasaud
July - Folklore Festival in Radauti, Falticeni
- Fir Tap Song Celebration, Dorna Arini
- Festival „Humor in Gura Humorului”, Gura Humorului
August - Craftsmen’s fair, Suceava
- „Arcanul” - International Folk Art Festival, Radauti
- „Arcanul” Festival , Fundu Moldovei
- Dance at Prislop, Prislop
- Art Festival, Sangeorz Bai
September - Annual Fair of Folk Art and Handcrafts
- Festival of Folk Traditions
- Festival of Folk Music and Dance in Vama, Vama
November - Music Festival, Moldovita
December - Christmas and New Year’s Parades in Vatra Dornei, Suceava

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Festival in Bucovina

Life in Bucovina is marked by a series of events, holidays and estivals that repeat themselves each year. These old traditions are well conserved in this part of Romania.

There are many occasions to celebrate; first of all there are important religious holidays, Christmas, Easter and the feast days of the major saints; then, there are several ethno-folkloric festivals, usually  related to the cyclic agrarian rituals; to these could be added the numerous other cultural manifestations and fairs.


- Păltinoasa - A Time for Evening Sittings (Vremea Şezătorilor). A festival of folk

music. Originally, Evening Sittings is a reunion in a peasant house, a combination of a sewing circle and an occasion to sing, dance, recite poems, or make jokes.



- Last week, Fundu Moldovei - “The Annunciation” Religious Music Festival.

- Vatra Moldoviţei - Flowers from Bucovina.

- Cornu Luncii - Peasants’ Dance,a local festival of folk dance and music.


- Rădăuţi - Rock Music Festival.

- First days, Marginea - Black Pottery Fair, a fair of the typical

black pottery made in the village.

- Dărmăneşti - Minorities Festival, a festival of Bucovina’s ethnic

minorities, the Armenians, Poles and Ukrainians.

- Gura Humorului - National Festival of Caricatures and Epigrams “Humour at Gura Humorului”


- The first half, Straja - Festival of Traditional Wedding Customs.

- Sadova - Gathering of Sheep. The sheep are gathered together at the sheepfold, and the sheep that gives the most milk receives a prize. A

cheese called “caş” is prepared from the milk of the whole flock.

- Horodnic - Festival of Folk Music Instruments “Silvestru Lungoci”

- Putna Monastery - A special service connected with the end of the fasting period.

- First days, Horodnic - Traditional, a festival of folk dances.

- Bâlca - Old People’s. Old people perform traditional songs and dances.

- Baia - Symposium “Baia - Historical Moments” (Simpozionul “Baia - File de istorie”) A yearly symposium on important moments of history.


Celebrating Easter.



- Suceava - Classical music competition “Ciprian Porumbescu”

- Rădăuţi - Pottery Fair “The Eye of the Peacock” .

- Fălticeni - The Evening Sitting - happening of folk dance and music.

- Câmpulung Moldovenesc - International Festival of Folklore Bucovinean Meetings” (

Hora is the traditional Romanian ring dance.



- Suceava - Pottery Fair August, Suceava - Old Customs, a presentation of old customs and traditions.

Rădăuţi - International Folk Festival “Arcanul”, a festival of folklore. The arcan is the symbol of the 19th century compulsory military service. The forced conscription of a young man was a tragedy for the entire family.

- Fundu Moldovei - Celebrating “Arcanul”, festival of folklore.

- First week, Suceava - National Dance Festival “Hora de la Prislop”. Hora is the traditional Romanian ring dance.

- Bâlca - The Celebration of the Virgin Mary

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