Suceava Journals

Suceava - First Impressions of Romania

A travel journal to Suceava by fizzytom

Quote: Suceava was our first taste of Romania as we crossed into the country after a month in Ukraine. These articles are a brief guide to the city and its attractions

Central Hotel

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Hotel | "A Symphony in Orange and Green"

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Suceava’s Hotel Central is a typical former state-run city centre hotel in the finest traditions of eastern Europe. While the centre of Suceava is a tribute to the invention of concrete and its many urban uses, the powers that be did at least include some trees and a fountain in their designs for Suceava’s central square and those guests fortunate enough to get a room at the front of the hotel will be able to look out onto the square which, in summer at least, manages to look quite jolly.The Central is gradually being refurbished but progress is slow. Fortunately this does provide guests the opportunity to choose how much they want to spend by choosing either an as yet un-renovated room, o...Read More

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Central Hotel
Str. Nicolae Balcescu 4
Suceava
+40 (230) 521.079

Suceava - An Overview Part 1

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I'll be the first to admit that we didn't make the best use of the short time we spent in Suceava. It's a useful base to explore the celebrated 'painted churches' of this part of Romania (Moldavia - not to be confused with Moldova, which is a country to the east of Romania); we, however, chose to view a very poor exhibition of waxworks at the old fortress and watch Roma teenagers in thrilling horse and cart races - alas I was throwing myself into a hedge to save my life so didn't manage to capture the latter on camera.Suceava - pronounced 'Soo-sharva' is situated in north east Romania, about 25 minutes south of the border with Ukraine. There are one or two older buildings but it's pretty c...Read More

Suceava - An Overview Part 2

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After this dramatic diversion our route took us through a flowery meadow, up some old stone steps and then the outer walls of the fourteenth century castle appeared ahead. The fortress - in Romanian 'Cetatea de Scaun' - has clearly been restored and made safe in places. Signs here and there named the various parts of any such fortress but didn't offer much specific to this particular fortress. Having strolled round the moat and clambered over or squeezed through anything that could be clambered over or squeezed through there was nothing more to do than look at the exhibition of waxwork figures in a small marquee next to the castle. Inside we joined a Romanian family who were finding the wh...Read More