Suceava Fortress

Suceava Fortress, Moldavia -The Princely Court was here during the golden age of the Moldavian Kingdom.

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The Princely Court was here during the golden age of the Moldavian Kingdom.

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Suceava Fortress – The first mentioned of Suceava Fortress is in a document issued by Petru I in 1388. Other proves indicate that the fortress was built during his reign by some autochthonous craftsmen. They used especially rocks and some of the walls were reinforced with a wooden net (longitudinal and transversal). The walls were 10 meters high and 2 meters thick. The fortress was square shaped and was defended by 8 cannons and a ditch on the west side. The fortress successfully resisted the Ottoman siege in 1476. After this year, Stephen the Great organized some rebuilding works. This was Moldavia’s princely residence for a long time.

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