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Days of Neamt Fortress, June 29th – July the 1st 2018

29 June 2018 No Comment

 

On weekend, Neamt Fortress celebrates the medieval feast

 

Tirgu Neamț town is preparing for a great medieval celebration. On weekend, from Friday till Sunday, Neamţ Fortress awaits visitors from all around the country for a new edition of the Medieval Festival “Days of Neamţ Fortress”. Now in its 18th edition, the event will include an extremely diverse program: from medieval music performances, combat demonstrations in clothing of the epoch and parades with princes and knights in medieval musical accords to folk art exhibitions, a popular culinary festival – “The Enchanted Pot” and various folk music and dances.

The evenings end with an impressive knight camp fire, departing from which the participants go to their houses holding lit torches in their hands.

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Every year, the festival impresses its attendants through originality, authentic Romanian traditions and especially through creating the medieval atmosphere that takes the visitors back in time, in ages of great historical significance.

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The Neamţ Fortress is a medieval monument of remarcable value in Romania, situated in the vicinity of the highest elevation of Pleşu Peak. Keeping watch on the Moldavia and Siret valleys, as well as on the access road to Transylvania, Neamţ Fortress has survived numerous sieges over the centuries and stands nowadays as an impressive testimony of a tumultuous history of the Moldavian medieval state.

The fortress was built during the reign of Peter Muşat (1374-1391), but its glorious age corresponds to the reign of Stephen the Great (1457-1504), due to the numerous works for the consolidation and elevation of the fortress walls.

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The edifice structure was declared a historic monument in 1866. The latest works, made before 2009 and funded under the PHARE Program, have radically improved the image of the fortress, highlighting its magnificence and tumultuous past and displaying its history to the public in a very attractive manner. The Medieval Festival, which takes place every year here, is a good opportunity for tourists to visit all the 21 exhibition rooms of the fortress, including: the Courtroom, with a series of three-dimensional exhibits, weapons, flags, an armor, and copies of original manuscripts and seals; the Secret room; the Weapons room – with reproductions of the soldiers in the small army and also an armament exposure; the Black Prison – on three levels; the Soldiers’ Chamber with a photo-documentary exhibition; the Princess` Room – with reconstruction of characters; the Lapidarium – a presentation of medieval fortresses of Moldavia and many other impressive spaces, all of which recreating the image of those glorious, immortal times.

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Monument of great historical importance, Neamt Fortress remains one of the main tourist attractions in Neamt County.

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