Great Synagogue in Fălticeni

The Great Synagogue in Fălticeni is a monumental construction with area of about 600 square meters. The synagogue was built in 1868 according to the date on the Torah Ark. The walls of the synagogue dissected by pilasters and decorated by cornice. The entrance to the synagogue on the north side artistically elaborated. A balcony situated above the entrance. The west wall of the synagogue adorned with a large balcony. The place of Torah Ark on the eastern wall pointed by round window. The synagogue is decorated with large semi-circular windows.

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Rasca Monastery

Rasca monastery is one of the famous painted monasteries of the Bucovina region due to the 16th-century frescos present on the exterior of its church. It was built between 1541 - 46 by Petru Rares, the prince of Moldavia. The Monastery suffered plundering by Turks and an earthquake in the 19th century, after which parts of it were renovated in a more contemporary style for the time.

St. John the New of Suceava Monastery

The Saint John the New of Suceava monastery was built between 1514-1522, during the ruling of Bogdan III the Blind and Stefanita Voda, both sons of Stephen the Great. The building of the church is imposing and it follows the Moldavian architectural style. Inside of the church there is a shrine with the relics of Saint John the New, brought in 1402 by the king Alexander the Good from the White Fortress (today in Republic of Moldavia). Every year, on 24th of June, a huge pilgrimage is taking place here. Thousands of believers gather in the monasteries’ courtyards to listen to the Divine Liturgy and the priests’ words of wisdom and to take part in the procession with the Holy relics.

Gmilut Hasadim Synagogue in Suceava

The (GAH) Synagogue in Suceava was founded in 1870 by the Gmilut Hasadim society. The synagogue was rebuilt many times: in 1910, in 1929, in 1975 and in 1983 (Streja A., and Schwarz L., "The Synagogue in Romania", The Hasefer Publishing House, 2009, 116-117). The modern building, disproportionate and asymmetrical, appeared as a result of numerous renovations. However, three large windows of the prayer hall and smoll windows of the women's gallery on the second floor on the south façade clearly indicate the nature of the building. The women's gallery is located on the second floor and is now on both sides of the prayer hall: on the west and on the north.