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Princely Court Piatra Neamț

19 August 2021 No Comment

Establishment inherited from Stephen the Great and documentary attested since 1491, the Princely Court in Piatra Neamţ is a true symbol of nobility, a center of the most important decisions throughout history. Today, the Court is an exceptional architectural ensemble that offers visitors impressive museum collections. At the same time, the location hosts important events and festivals that take place in Piatra Neamț.

Ethnography Museum, Piatra Neamț

Having a picturesque architecture, the museum displays for the public aspects of the peasant households spread across the valley of River Bistrița, folk costumes, the main occupations and crafts in the Sub-Carpathian region of Moldavia, as well as the agricultural works popular during those times.


Cucuteni Neolithic Art Museum

Unique at national level, museum of history, but also of Neolithic art, it currently houses the most spectacular artifacts, prestigious objects, belonging to the Precucuteni-Cucuteni-Trypillia Cultural Complex, from all phases and stages of evolution, from all around its area.

In fact, the Cucuteni Culture is the most important, most intensively studied and most spectacular prehistoric European civilization. The museum, built around 1930, represents the fulfillment of the desideratum of several generations of archaeologists from Piatra Neamţ.

Arts Museum

The museum highlights the heritage created by  artists who developed their roots in Neamț or who entertained emotional ties with Neamţ County, such as C.D. Stahi, Aurel Băieşu, Lascăr Vorel, N. Milord, Clement Pompiliu, Iulia Hălăucescu and displays important selections from their work.


Princely Church

The Church fully illustrates the beauty of the genuine Moldavian architectural style from the time of Stephen the Great, captivating visitors by its harmonious shapes.


The Bell Tower – one of a kind in the architecture of Stephen the Great

The tower, which became, in time, a symbol of the city, measures 19 m high and was built in 1499 by Prince Stephen the Great. In time, the Tower was raised by adding a roof in the shape of a hat, from where you can see the whole city. In 1890 the clock was set here, that can be heard even up to this day.



Also called “the Pearl of Moldavia”, the city has a unique landscape as its landmark, where tourists can enjoy a wide variety of leisure activities, from hiking, gondola rides, skiing in the winter season, sports on Lake Bâtca Doamnei, horseback riding, relaxation in the Municipal Swimming Pool and many others.

Piatra Neamţ has a rich cultural life, with annual events and festivals of theatre, music and art exhibitions, being also the starting point towards the mountain routes leading to Durău, at the foothill of Ceahlău Massif, or to Bicaz Gorges, or to Târgu-Neamţ, on the way to famous monastic settlements.

Other images with Piatra Neamț and the Princely Court

Piatra Neamţ is one of the most spectacular depressions in Neamț County, situated at the border of the Eastern Carpathians. The city is  located at the confluence of two rivers, Cuejdiu and Bistriţa, and surrounded by mountains – Pietricica (528 m high), Cozla (650m high), Cernegura (850 m high) and Cârloman (617 m high). A wonderful place to visit, indeed!

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