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Fall in Neamț County, Part III

14 December 2021 No Comment

The beauty of Neamț County, various locations and poses captured during the autumn season, flooded the social media with color and delight.


“Impaired Poplars”, “Silver Forest”, “Copper Forests”, famous Eminescu phrases that determined – a one of a kind thing in the world! – the creation of precisely delimited natural reserves. (Neamț County – Monography, PANTEON Publishing House, Piatra Neamț, 1995)


     One of the most beautiful intermountain depressions, at the border of the Eastern Carpathians, Piatra Neamţ Town is located at the confluence of two rivers, Cuejdiu and Bistrita and is surrounded by mountains – Pietricica (528 m high), Cozla (650 m high), Cernegura (850 m high) and Cârloman (617 m high).

Also nicknamed the “Gemstone of Moldavia”, the city offers the advantages of a unique landscape, 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, up to many relaxation hours in the Youth Pool.

Piatra Neamţ is also a starting point for the mountain routes that lead to Durău resort, to the foot of Ceahlău Massif, to Bicaz Gorges or in Târgu Neamţ, but it is also a city with a rich cultural life.


     Izvorul Muntelui Lake and Ceahlău Massif

Also nicknamed “the sea between the mountains”, Lake Izvorul Muntelui, with a length of 35 km, is the largest anthropic lake on the inland rivers of Romania.

It is surrounded by heights and fairytale landscapes, and offers those who are passionate about water sports various opportunities. In the waters of the lake is reflected the majestic peak of Ceahlău Massif, also called “the Olympus of Moldavia”.

Considered the holy mountain of the Romanians, shrouded in mystery and spirituality, with impressive landscapes along the 8 marked routes, Ceahlău Massif is a tourist attraction worth discovering. A true natural fortress, Ceahlău Massif has history, spirituality, legends and mystery, being the only holy mountain in Romania with a Dedication Day and the place where, over time, many hermits have worked on their spiritual ascension. The strange shapes that the rocks have acquired over time, gave the possibility for the creation of many interesting legends for tourists and also laid a mystical aura around this mountain.


Poiana Largului

While crossing the Poiana Largului Viaduct, the crossroads between Moldavia, Transylvania and Bucovina, you will be able to admire Piatra Teiului coming out from the depths of the earth, a natural monument, with a height of 23 m and made of Cretaceous reef limestone on which a rich Sarmatian fossil fauna can be seen.

Bicăjel village, a burst of color and light

Photo gallery: Iulian Radu


Swan dance on the lakes of Neamț

Located on both sides of the National Road 15, the accumulation lakes along the river Bistriţa, Pângăraţi, Vaduri and Bâtca Doamnei, are areas of special avifauna protection and the paradise of swans and wild ducks, as well as many other species of migratory birds that stop here all year round.

Photo gallery: Mihai Daniel Irina



Neamț Fortress


Consolidated in the time of Stephen the Great, the Neamț Fortress is the testimony of a troubled history of the medieval Moldavian state. The resistance for 8 days to the Ottoman siege, led by Muhammad II himself, after the battle held in Războieni in 1476 or the glorious episode written by only 19 yeomen in front of the Polish army led by Ioan Sobieski in 1691, are stories whispered by the walls of the fortress.  

Various performances of medieval music and dances, demonstrations of fighting in the war armor of the medieval times, parades with ladies and gentlemen, exhibitions of folk art, all these take you back in the ancient times and are fascinating history lessons for the little ones.


Other images captured during this magical autumn


Neamț County, lacking geographical superlatives, but having all the forms of landscape, is a perfect replica of Romania, obviously on a 1/40 scale. Mountains, hills, plains, waters, meadows, but also a miniature intermountain sea – Lake Izvoru Muntelui, bewildering gorges, caves, forests – all in a unique chromatic harmony, in a divine synchronicity, in such careful proportions calculated so that only Renaissance artists could have imagined and realized them. (Neamț County – Monography, PANTEON Publishing House, Piatra Neamț, 1995)

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