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Touristic attractions in Pangarati area

23 October 2011 No Comment

touristic-attractions-pangaratiPangarati commune is located in the central west side of Neamt County. The origins of this place is lost in time but is well connected to Pangarati Monastery, a religious settlement built by ruler Alexandru Lapusneanu. Tourists that come to visit Neamt County can also check Pangarati commune. Here are the most important touristic attractions from this area.

Pangarati monastery is located near the road DN15 (National Road number 15) that links the towns Piatra Neamt and Bicaz, near the hydroelectric from Stejaru. The old church from Pangarati is built from stone. The big proportions from the outside are lost when you enter the building.

The thing that makes it unique is that in fact there are two churches built one on top of the other. The first church has the entrance oriented to the south and has as patron the Sts. Peter and Pavel. The church from the first floor has its entrance oriented to the north and has as its patron St Dimitrie. The small church from bellow was actually a hiding place transformed in a chapel. The church from Pangarati Monastery has a unique architecture: the windows are from wood with an iron grate. The exterior walls of the church are whitewashed.

Pangarati Lake – geographically speaking, Pangarati Lake is located on the transversal sector from the Valley of the Bistrita River at an altitude of 370 m. As natural borders we see the Stanisoarei mountains to the north and the Gotmanu mountains to the south. The lake represents an important place where many migrating birds are stoping by, because of the rich food that its waters provide.

It also represents a vital link in maintaining the natural habitat: plants, fish, birds, small animals. To be able to enjoy the great view of the lake you’ll have to make a stop in a belvedere point that was specially arranged for this purpose near the road that goes from Piatra Neamt to Bicaz.

The Yew Reservation from Pangarati – in Pangarati commune, on the left side of the creek with the same name there is a yew reservation of 1.5 hectares, one of the three of this kind from Romania. The reservation contains rare yew trees with ages over 80 years together with other trees like pine, spruce, juniper, beech and hornbeam. Until recently the reservation wasn’t properly marked that represented a danger for the yew trees.

The non-governmental association Ecomoldavia implemented a project called “Through yew – on the trail! I can do it also! I can protect the yew”. The purpose of the project is to protect and promote the reservation, to correctly mark the entire area and to organize a thematic touristic trail. The final point of this project will be to organize the thematic trail and to open it for tourists and to also organize a visiting bureau of the reservation.

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