Putna Monastery situated in the city of Suceava, in Bucovina region, is known as the “Jerusalem of Romanian Nation”. Is one of the most important edifices built by Stephen the Great, ruler of Moldavia region.
Poet Mihai Eminescu stayed here several nights and he was fascinated about this monastery and he named it “Jerusalem of Romanian Nation”. Nowadays, Putna Monastery has a tower that takes the poet’s name and is called Eminescu’s Tower.
In Moldavian chronicles was mentioned that Putna Monastery was initiated in 1466 and finished in 1469. Ruler (Romanian: Voievod) Stephen the Great built Putna Monastery to celebrate the victory of Chilia and to create his family a place to rest in peace. Here visitors can find buries of Stephen the Great, his last wife Maria Voichita, his second wife Maria de Mangop, his son Bogdan the Blind and other family members.
The chronicler Ion Neculce said that Stephen de Great drew a bow and where the arrow felled he constructed the beautiful Putna Monastery. Putna Monastery suffered during time several fires, landslides and others transformation which kept the history of this memorial place. In the 15th century a big fire destroyed the monastery’s hermitages and part of this building. Also, battles with other nations damage its walls. Anyway, this monastery resists stoically in front of all happenings, good or bad.
Tourists that visit Putna Monastery will be happy to find that Treasure Tower is the only one that was preserved since its beginnings. In old days, in this monastery were hidden valuable things, to be protected by thieves or enemies.Is well known that under this monastery is buried a big part of Stephen the Great’s family.
Known as one of the most important spiritual, cultural and religious unit of Romania Putna Monastery charms all tourists with its grandeur fortress and wonderful panorama.
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