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[6 Jul 2018 | No Comment | ]
On the path of the monasteries in Neamț county

 
On the path of the monasteries in Neamț county
A journey for retrieving the soul – Part I
 
 
 
Neamţ county shelters a rich and fruitful monastic life through its impressive settlements. Churches, hermitages and monasteries are hidden deep in the wilderness of the mountains, in the intricate labyrinths of the forests, where the beauty of the valleys and the silence of the meadows harmoniously blend with the spiritual life and unwavering faith in God.
We highly recommend you a journey full of spiritual significance between 5 monastic settlements, places of faith and dedication, …

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[11 May 2018 | No Comment | ]
Coming to Neamţ from Suceava

 
 
Coming to Neamţ from Suceava
 
 
The northern part of Neamţ County is full of touristic attractions that thousands of tourists, from all over the world, come to visit every year. The objectives impresses through their beauty and historical significance.
When you arrive in Tîrgu Neamţ, you must not miss visiting Neamţ Fortress, a medieval monument of exceptional value, aged more than 600 years old, initially built by Peter I Muşat, then expanded and consolidated by Stephen the Great. Here important pages of heroism were written, to mention just a few: the resistance …

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[15 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Bistriţa Monastery from Neamț County

 
Bistriţa Monastery
 
 
 
Its successive founders are the four great Muşat princes: Alexandru cel Bun, Ştefan cel Mare, Petru Rareş, and Alexandru Lăpuşneanu. The most precious religious artefact of the monastery is St Ana’s Icon reputed for producing miracles, presented as a gift by the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II the Palaiologos and his wife Ana in 1407. In the early fifteenth century, the monk Chiril created here a genuine work of art by copying and decorating with miniatures the Tetraevanghel [the Four Gospels]. The tradition was carried on between the sixteenth and …

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[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Durău Monastery from Neamț County

 
Durău Monastery
 
 
 
Commissioned in the seventeenth century by one of Vasile Lupu’s daughter, the monastery was rebuilt in 1835, at the expense of some affluent tradesmen in Piatra-Neamţ.
The church – made of stone and brick – combined traditional Moldavian architecture with laic elements. However, the western facade – in neoclassical style – is decorated with a frontispiece with recesses, al fresco icons and an exquisitely carved oak portal.
The painting made a century on by Nicolae Tonitza has a special character both owing to the style and composition of religious scenes and …

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[29 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
Petru Vodă Monastery from Neamț County

 
Petru Vodă Monastery
 
 
 
It is located in a clearing, 6 km away from DN 15B that connects the Poiana Largului crossroads coming from Târgu-Neamţ. Although recently built (1991), the monastery bearing many of the medieval style elements, has quickly become a place for pilgrimage. It is also the only church with outside painted walls in the Neamţ county. In 2006, father Gheorghe Calciu-Dumitreasa, one of the most active anti-Communist dissidents, a former cellmate of the founder of this holy place, was buried here.
 
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[25 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
Sihăstria Monastery from Neamț County

 
Sihăstria Monastery
 
 
 
Continuing our itinerary, only 3 km away, we come across one of the most blessed hermitages of the area, where the hermits secluded here from the Neamţ and Secu monasteries spent their life in humbleness and prayer, seeking peace and solitude.
Later on, the bishop Ghedeon of Huşi commissioned a hermitage in 1655, which was rebuilt between 1824 and 1826, of river stones and bricks owing to the efforts of Veniamin Costache, the Metropolitan Bishop. The then newly built church, dedicated to The Virgin’s Birth, was built in the classical …

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