The Citadel of Suceava: A symbol of the glory of Moldavia

Suceava Castle, also known as Suceava Fortress, is a testimony to the rich history of Moldavia. Built between 1375 and 1391 by the prince Petru I Musat, the fortress served as the residence of the rulers of Moldavia for almost 200 years and is a symbol of the country's power and glory.

An imposing fortress:

  • Situated on a plateau 70 metres above the Suceava plain, the fortress offered an ideal strategic position for defence.
  • Its thick walls, high towers and deep moat made the fortress a difficult fortress to conquer.
  • Over time, the fortress has suffered numerous sieges and bombardments, but has always been rebuilt and strengthened.

A witness to history:

  • The fortress witnessed significant events in the history of Moldavia, from the battles with the Turks and Tatars to the reigns of Stephen the Great and Peter Rares.
  • Inside the fortress were the palace, the church, the court and other administrative buildings.
  • Today, the fortress is a national historical monument and an important tourist attraction.

A unique experience:

  • Visiting the fortress will take you through centuries of history, giving you a glimpse of medieval life.
  • You can explore the ruins of the palace, walk along the fortress walls and admire the panorama of Suceava.
  • Recently restored, the citadel awaits you with a series of surprises: night lighting, light and sound shows, temporary exhibitions of paintings and wax figures.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Opening hours:
    • Tuesday - Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00 (April - October)
    • Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00 (November - March)
  • Prices:
    • Adults: 20 lei
    • Students, students, pensioners: 10 lei
    • Children (7-14 years): 5 lei
    • Children under 7 years: free
  • How to get there:
    • The citadel is located in the centre of Suceava and is easily accessible on foot or by public transport.
  • Nearby attractions:
    • Sucevita Monastery
    • Bucovina Museum
    • Domestian Khan


  • Visit the fortress during the day to enjoy the panoramic views.
  • Take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the fortress.
  • Climb the Black Tower to admire the panorama of Suceava.
  • Choose a day with good weather so you can stroll around the fortress walls.
  • Don't forget to take pictures of the imposing ruins of the fortress and the city views.

Suceava Castle is an ideal destination for those passionate about history, culture and nature. A visit to the fortress will transport you back in time, fascinate you with its stories and enchant you with its unique beauty.