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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wooden Synagogue “Baal Shem Tov” in Piatra Neamt

Unique in Europe these days, Synagogue Cathedral   Baal Shem Tov , built in 1763, is one of the most important heritage buildings in Piatra Neamt. Local legend says that Rabbi Eliezer ben Israel, known as the Baal Shem Tov (1698 – 1760), founder of Hasidism, retired in Ceahlău mountains, and on the sabbath day he descends to pray in the synagogue. New researches made ​​during renovations in 2007-2009 found that is built on the site of an ancient stone synagogue dating from the sixteenth century. The ship rectangular shape and joining techniques of the thick …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Church Saint Demetrius (Sfântul Dumitru)

 Church Saint Demetrius  from Sarata (Dobreni commune) is one of the touristic sights  you shouldn’t miss when you are in our county.
On the place where today is the village, there were large forests studded with salted water springs (slatine, as locals call it) where the settlement is named. Due to its age, beeing built in 1752, the wood churc that serves the small community from Sărata is one of the best preserved. Originally the church Titular Saint was The Entrance of Mother of God in the Church, so that later …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Church “St. Nicholas” from Roznov

 Located in the heart of Roznov and surrounded by the arboretum, the parish church dedicated to “St. Nicholas” is a true architectural gem. The founder, Colonel Gheorghe Ruset Roznovanu, a famous politician of the time, decided with his family to build this church in the memory of his beloved son, passed away at the age of 20 years old.
The orientation and the church foundation settlement were made after the recommendations given by PS Melchisedec Stefanescu, Bishop of Roman, but the temple took the specific elements of architecture from the Russian …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Old churches from Roman

Episcopal Cathedral “St. Parascheva” from Roman
Episcopal Cathedral “St. Parascheva” from Roman, for centuries is The Bishopric of Roman, raised in 2009 at the rank of Archdiocese of Roman and Bacau, was built in the middle of the sixteenth century by Petru Rares after the model of Putna and Neamţ. The prince built on the site of a church with the same dedication, raised by Alexander The  Kind, by 1406, to enshroud the remains of a wife of the ruler. This is why it has become episcopal residence ever since. We recall that …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
 Văleni Wooden church

At Văleni are one of the oldest and durable wooden churches in Moldova, built in the middle of dense forest, during the reign of Petru Rares, in the year 1538. It was rebuilt by Lapusneanu and then by Ieremia Movilă. Originally belonging to Văleni Hermitage, hermitage which later became a convent, akin to  Moldovița and Sucevița, the church was built of oak on a stone foundation,wuth the roof from shingle as a giant umbrella that protects from weather this monument of Moldavian architecture. When you step into it, is like stepping into …

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[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Wooden Church of Bicazu Ardelean – Goat Runlet

When we are on Route Bicaz – Red Lake, we can reach the wooden church at Goat Runlet which is dedicated to “Saint Dumitru” if from the Bicazu Ardelean Commune turn right for Telec, on asphalt road. At no kilometer, considered from Bicazu Ardelean City Hall, on the first knoll on the left, even on the side road, we see the walls painted in yellow, as he leaves his hat from shingles, giving the greeting and inviting the traveler to cross the threshold.
In this beautiful yew tree church, built on …