Daniel the Hermit’s Cave
Daniel the Hermit’s Cave is dug in the rock found on Viţău Valley and it represents a grotto where Daniel the Hermit lived. Born at the beginning of the 15th century, Daniel became a monk, thus preferring to retreat in the serenity of Putna Valley.
Advisor to the Moldavian ruler, Stephen the Great, Daniel was a good counselor to the voivode, and also dedicated his life helping the sick and the poor. After his death he was buried at Voroneţ Monastery. The cave where he lived is now a very sought after place for pilgrimage.
Did you know?
Though his grave is found at Voroneţ Monastery, a small fragment from his clavicle is kept at Putna Monastery which was brought there in the 18th century to honor his connection with Stephen the Great.
Daniel the Hermit’s Cave is listed as a historical monument of Suceava county.