Botosani trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Botoșani is the capital city of Botoșani County, in the northern part of Moldavia, Romania. Today, it is best known as the birthplace of many celebrated Romanians, including Mihai Eminescu, Nicolae Iorga and Grigore Antipa.Origin of the nameThe name of the city probably has its origin in the name of a boyar family called Botaș, whose name can be found in old records from the time of Prince Stephen the Great (late 15th century) as one of the most important families of Moldavia, records which trace it back to the 11th century.HistoryBotoșani is first mentioned in 1439, in which one chronicle says that "the Mongols came and pillaged all the way to Botușani". The town is then mentioned only during the conflicts between Moldavia and Poland: several battles were fought near the town, in 1500, 1505 and 1509. During the reign of Petru Rareș, the town was set ablaze by the Poles. It was during his reign then that we know that the town had a hill fort.In the 15th century, it was still not a fully-fledged town, but archeological evidence shows that it was a pre-urban settlement. During the second part of the 14th century, some Transylvanian colonists (most likely German or Hungarian) settled in Botoșani. Additionally, a large community of Armenian traders settled in the 14th or 15th centuries.Botosani is in Botosani County. Use our Romania road trip planner to plan your trip to Botosani and other destinations in Romania.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Botosani
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Botosani
Popular things to do in Botosani
Places to visit with Botosani
Recently planned trips to Botosani
11 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Botosani BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Israel & Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Botosani BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Potos & Botosani BY A USER FROM ROMANIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Botosani BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium