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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Pângăraţi Monastery

Pângăraţi Monastery is situated in Neamt County, in a dream place, surrounded by forests adorned by conifers and deciduous trees, on the left bank of the creek Pângăraţi at about 13 km from Piatra Neamt, following DN15 (Piatra Neamt-Bicaz) to right, the road is paved and passes in front of Hydroelectric plant Stejaru.
The name of the monastery comes from the name of a hermit who lived in the years of the fifteenth century right near the creek which he named, by the name of Pangratie. Hearing the true-believer ruler Stephen the …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Nechit Monastery

In a natural setting of a special picturesque, on the Nechit creek valley is the monastery with the same name. The old monastic settlement exists there from XIV century. The statement is considering a document from 1399 which mentions the existence of Nechit Hermitage with dedication day St. Nicholas, near it being “a village, a mill and a pasture” as well as a charter of Alexander the Good, from the year 1419, which is speaking about Nechit Hermitage from The Field of Dragos. However, legend says that, after having raised Tazlău Monastery, …

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[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

The monastery is located on Mount Pietrosu, at 650 m altitude, 12 km from Piatra Neamt. Access is by car on DN15, Piatra Neamt – Bicaz. Starting from Piatra Neamt, after about 7 km, on the right, way, up, (5 km) is paved, has many switchbacks and leave the traveler`s eyes to admire the exquisite beauty of Bistrita Valley.
Bisericani Monastery, founded by Bogdan Voda III, Prince of Moldavia (1504 – 1517) was built between 1508 -1512 on the foundation of a wooden church, dedicated to the Annunciation, built by the hermit Joseph and his …

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[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bistrita Monastery

Located about 8 km from Piatra Neamt, in Alexander the Kind commune, on DN15 Piatra Neamt – Bicaz, Bistrita Monastery endures over six centuries between the forested peaks of Căpriana Ridges, the Cetatuia Hill, the Mount Simon and plateau of Peter Rares. Between the hearth of the Orthodox faith and Romanian culture that elevates our nation’s past, Bistrita Monastery – dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin, is among the oldest voivodal foundations in Romania. The first founder of the monastery is considered Petru I Musat, Prince of Moldavia (1375 – 1391) which lasted …

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[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Buhalniţa Monastery

Buhalniţa Monastery is in Hangu, about 50 km from Piatra Neamt, on Route 15, after we pass Bicaz and move towards Vatra Dornei. Place of worship, Buhalniţa monastery has two patrons: of the Entrance in the church of the Virgin Mary and of Saint John the New of Suceava  and is founded by Prince Miron Barnovschi (1626 -1629 and 1633). Another sanctuary that existed before, is attested from the year 1458, built by Stephen the Great, given to the Neamt Monastery. Perhaps it was in an advanced state of decay when Miron Barnovschi, as a sign of …

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[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Almas Monastery

Almas monastery is built on the site of an ancient monastic settlement dating from the fifteenth century, in a clearing, on the Almas valley, described in writings of Calistrat Hogaş. It is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Piatra Neamt, on Targu Neamt direction.
The founders of the monastic establishment are Vasile and Maria Almas, shepherds in Haţeg. In the year 1659, being helped by yeomen, Vasile Almas built a wooden chapel, dedicated to St. Nicholas, in which were installed large icons and iconostasis from the church of the village …