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Princesses and knights at Neamţ Fortress

3 June 2020 No Comment

Medieval monument of exceptional historical value, Neamţ Fortress is situated in the proximity of the highest altitude of Pleşu Peak. Watching over the valleys of Moldavia and Siret rivers, as well as over the access road to Transylvania, Neamţ Fortress has gone through many sieges and stands as a testimony of the historical turmoil which marked Moldavia during the Middle Ages.

Comissioned by Petru I Muşat (1374-1391), the fortress reached its full glory during the reign of Stephen the Great (1457-1504), due to numerous works of extension and consolidation. The edifice was declared a historic monument in 1866. The latest rehabilitation interventions on the building, carried out before 2009 and funded under the PHARE Program, have changed the look of the fortress, highlighting its magnificence and its tumultuous past, now presented to the public in an attractive manner.

The Medieval Festival ”Days of Neamţ Fortress” takes place every year in Târgu Neamţ, in Neamţ County, between late June and early July. The event proposes an extremely diverse program: from medieval music performances, combat demonstrations in clothing of the epoch and parades with princesses 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.

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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