Suceava Medieval Fortress
400AD-1400AD-Middle Ages Romania

Suceava Medieval Fortress

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April 14, 2020

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TypeFortress
Year14th century
FounderPetru I Musat
LocationAleea Cetatii, Suceava, Romania
Getting there The closest airport is located in Suceava (SCV) – www.aeroportsuceava.ro
Visiting Hours / TicketsMonday – closed
Tuesday – Sunday
10:00 – 18:00 (December, January, February)
10:00 – 20:00 (March, October)
10:00 – 19:00 (November)
10:00 – 21:00 (April, September)
08:00 – 22:00 (May, June, July, August)
Last entry – one hour before closing time
Appointment is required for the video projection program
Ticket price:
Adults -16 RON / pers
Pupils, students with valid IDs – 4 RON / pers
Pensioners – 8 RON / pers
For the exact program and the ticket price, check the official website: https://muzeulbucovinei.ro/en/
Getting to the FortessThe Fortress has a large gravel parking lot right in front of the entrance, there are bathrooms and a restaurant located right before the entrance of the fortress.

This restored stone fortress was originally built in the 14th century & destroyed in 17th century.

The system of medieval fortifications included fortified settlements for defense purposes, reinforced with stone walls with deep ditches.

The system of medieval fortifications included fortified settlements for defense purposes, reinforced with stone walls with deep ditches.

The Seat Fortress of Suceava consists of: Musatin Fort, Outer Precinct, Defense Ditch, Slope Wall.

To these is added an archeological site located at “Campul Santurilor”.

In the fortress, there are two old oaks from the time of the ruler Stefan cel Mare.

Also here you can see a tower where there was a chapel.

The legend:

Legend has it that Stephen the Great built, under the fortress, a tunnel that ends somewhere near the Church of St. Dumitru in Suceava where you can see the ruins of the Royal House. This was an escape tunnel in case the fortress was conquered.

It is said that Stephen the Great used this tunnel to get rid of the enemies who had invaded the fortress. The enemies followed him through the tunnel. When Stefan came out of the tunnel, he threw a curse so that no one would ever come out of that escape tunnel alive.

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