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[18 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
“Saint Parascheva’s” Archbishopric Church – Roman

Commissioned by Petru Rareş and his son Ilaş, the Cathedral complex is enlisted as a monument of religious architecture. In its five-century-old history is has been established as an important cultural centre of the area.
The unique icon of Moldova’ patron saint, Parascheva the Pious, and the extremely beautiful interior mural painting are among its main attractions.

The belfry is also monumental and expressive – its five storeys house an equally impressive library. Info Phone: 0233/731.683


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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Catholic Churches in Neamt

Historical documents certify the existence of Catholics in Moldova as early as the thirteenth century, when Dominican monks Christianize the Cumans seated on these lands. In the centuries that followed, many Catholics have migrated to Moldova from Transylvania, so in 1884 is founded the Roman Catholic Diocese of Iasi.
In Neamt there is a large Roman Catholic community, especially in the eastern part of the county: the Roman Deanship has 18 parishes, and some churches have a history of over a century. Let`s visit at a time, the oldest of them.
The Roman Catholic …

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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wooden church Grinţieş

Grinţieş City is in the northwest of Neamt County, 80 km from Piatra Neamt and 56 km from Targu Neamt. Access path to Grinţieş is DJ155F, which branches from DN15 and connects to Durău resort.
Grintiesul Mare village is first mentioned in 1794 in “The church diptych from Grinţieş”, having the shape of a triptych written and painted on maple wood, preserved in the altar. Toponym Grinţieş is due Die Grentze a German word which means border, in this place been set up frontier guard picketsr and customs because the Habsburg Empire stretched …

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[23 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wooden church Galu

Wooden church in the village of Galu, commune Poiana Teiului, Neamt County was built in the early nineteenth century on the site of a much older ancient shrine of 1780, destroyed in unknown circumstances. Built on a knoll, the church burnes in 1812, to be raised again after several years of effort, this time near the bank of Bistrita, up to 1818. The church building is made in Moldavian style with some Transylvanian influences, justified by Transylvanian migration from the late eighteenth century, to Moldova, on which occasion, we remember that …

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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 …