Sadova is a hidden gem in the west of Suceava County. It is a treasure waiting to be discovered. You will find thousands of reasons to fall in love with Sadova; the people, adventures and secrets of folk craftsmen. And four distinct seasons that keep calling you back. If you're convinced you've seen and experienced it all, then it's time to explore Sadova.
In the beautiful world of meadows, forests and small pastures, between Moldovița and Câmpulung Moldovenesc, lies the commune of Sadova. Situated on the stream of the same name, surrounded by farmsteads, this fairy-tale settlement is a real treasure chest for those who come to discover it, a place where tradition is still alive.
Sadova, in Slavonic meaning ''the second garden'', is the kind of place that will stay in your heart, because a visit to this corner of Bukovina soothes you, recharges your batteries and makes you experience the culture and warmth that made this part of the country famous with its unique elements. Not many know this, but Sadova is home to some of the oldest elm trees in the country, some of which are over 700 years old. At the foot of the Muncel mountain, you can see a special church, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the whole of Bukovina. The holy place, also called ''Porcelain Church'', is the first visiting card of the community and is among the most important village churches in Romania.
"The village with beautiful people" is in fact the title of one of the books written by Dragoș Vicol, son of Sadova. In his book, he refers to both the physical beauty of the people and the beauty of the soul, maintained by preserving the Romanian faith and traditions of the area.
In Sadova, the churches are full of worshippers who go to mass dressed in beautiful national costumes. Here people are more united, they value their work and make the most of the local potential, the inherited lands, the traditions that have remained in their hearts.
If you have chosen to discover Sadova, you have undoubtedly chosen a place with a traditional flavour long gone from other places.
Its charm is still present not just for the sake of tourism, but because people still work the land as they once did, raise animals, use wooden hay barns and live in peasant cottages.