Putna Monastery


The Putna Monastery is located in Putna, Suceava county. The hotel of the monastery offers accommodation.

Visiting hours: Daily from 04:00 to 21:00.

Entrance fee: Yes.

Oficial site here.



The Putna Monastery is considered to be one of the most important constructions erected by the Moldavian ruler, Stephen the Great.

Initially built between 1466 and 1469 in the Moldavian style with Byzantine and Gothic influences, the Putna Monastery was then demolished and rebuilt 200 years later. This “Jerusalem of the Romanian People” as it was named by the Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu, stands out in the fairy tale landscape of the Bukovina Ridges Mountains (Obcinele Bucovinei), fascinating travelers from everywhere. Within the fortifications you will discover the church, the monks’ cells, the princely house, the belfry, the Treasury Tower, as well as a very interesting museum.

Inside the church you will find the tombs of Stephen the Great and those of his family.

Not far from Putna you have the chance to visit Daniel the Hermit’s Cave, and the Monastery of Sihăstria Putnei.

Did you know?

The Treasury Tower is the only building preserved from the time of Stephen the Great which can still be seen today at Putna Monastery. The church was actually rebuilt altogether in the 17th century, during the reign of Vasile Lupu.

Conservation facts

In 2015, a large amount of restorations, modernizations and conservations were carried out at the Putna Monastery.