R o m a n i a n   f o l k l o r e 
 F o l k   t r a d i t i o n s
and religion are the basis of a nation
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MY TOWN PIATRA NEAMŢ - MOLDOVA'S PEARL
 
The Princely Court - Tower and Church ( right in 2010 photo )
     
    Mountain Pietricica and TV Tower
 
  SPRING IN PIATRA NEAMT   PIATRA NEAMT AT NIGHT
L O C A T I O N
Romania in the World Romania in Europe Bucharest-Bacău~300 km DN2(E85) Bacău-P.Neamţ~60 km DN15
 
The city is located 350 km north of the capital city of Bucharest, in the historical region of Moldavia.
The nearest airport is Bacău, situated at 60 km south.
Piatra Neamţ is linked by DN15 national road  to Bacău (therefore DN2  to Bucharest), Iaşi, Suceava and Târgu Mureş.
Situated at the exterior limit of the Oriental Carpathians, at 345 m altitude, the town of Piatra Neamţ marks
the intersectione at 46 56 ' northern latitude and 20 20 ' eastern latitude.  
 
H I S T O R Y - M O N U M E N T S
 
  Ruins of Petrodava Mountain Bâtca Doamnei - where the ruines are
 
The area around Piatra Neamţ is one the oldest inhabited areas in România.
The oldest traces of human civilisation in the present territory date back to the higher Paleolithic,
about 100.000 years BC.
Excavations just outside the city revealed the ruins of a large Dacian city, Petrodava, 
mentioned by the Greek geographer, Ptolemy, in the 2nd century.
As far as the existence of a local leader is concerned, historians tend to suggest the identification 
of the Kingdom of Dicomes in the very political centre at Petrodava.      
 
Stephen the Great 's Tower


Built in 1499, is part of
the city medieval complex and
became known as 
the city ' s  symbol.










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The Medieval Complex - Piatra Neamţ (center)

It was founded in 1498 - 1499 by the voivode 
Ştefan cel Mare (Stephan the Great) and
it is composed of :
The Princely Church St.John the Baptist
built of stone in a Moldavian style,
the 19 m high tower and parts
of the Princely Court.
 
 
 
The History Museum
The Cucuteni Museum
The Art Museum
 
The Ethnographic Museum
Interior Museum with folkloric costumes
Theatre
     
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
 
The cultural events taking place in Piatra Neamţ
      attract a lot of tourists from all parts of România.
           These events are :
                    - Piatra Neamţ Celebration Days, late June
                                - Musical Holidays in Piatra Neamţ Town
                                            - The Folk International Festival
                                                       - Autumn Fest early October
                                                                  - Wine Fest late October
                                                                              - The Symphonic Concerts Season
                                                                                           - Yorick Theatre Festival
                                                                                                         - Neamţ Country Minorities Festival
                                                                                                                      - The Traditional Customs Festival
 
   
 

IMAGES FROM THE TRADITIONAL CUSTOMS FESTIVAL

 
WINTER IN PIATRA NEAMŢ
AT THE RINK
 
  HOTEL "CENTRAL" HOTEL "CEAHLAU"
FOOTBALL STADIUM
ACCESS GATE: BEACH, TENNIS COURTS, RESTAURANTS, HORSE RACING, etc...
SWIMMING POOL
 
 
 
VIEW FROM THE TELEGONDOLA.
Bottom left: the hill and lake Bitca Doamnei ; Top right: Mount Ceahlau
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GOD KNOWS AND SEES EVERYTHING YOU DO MAN!
 
  Church PRECISTA - Piatra Neamt
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