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Bicaz Dam

The dam was built according to the design conducted by Eng. Dimitrie Leonida as a “weight” dam, the largest of its kind in Romania. Being 127m high, it ranks third in the country and ninth in Europe, in terms of height. From the pinnacle in Hangu, tourists can admire the amazing nature and be enraptured by the perfect reflection of Ceahlău Massif (“The Pawn”) in the still waters of Lake Izvorul Muntelui. There are plenty of accommodations to choose from, whether nearby the lake, or at one of the guesthouses …

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Toaca Peak – Stairway to heaven

Standing higher from the mountains around and also because of its relative lonely position, Ceahlău Mountain, the Olympus of Moldavia  -as it is also known-  is the second Holy mountain of the Orthodox Christianity after Mount Athos. Here, as incredible as it may be, almost every rock, river or hidden place has a special name and story of its own.
The project of building the stairs towards Toaca Peak was initiated and integrally financed by Neamț County Council. It has over 500 steps. Going up the stairs, the tourists follow a …

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Swans in Neamt County

On lakes Pângăraţi, Vaduri and Bâtca Doamnei, situated on the middle course of River Bistriţa, all kind of water birds and especially beautiful, elegant swans can be admired all over the year, gliding gracefully on the clear and bright waters.
The birds that can be seen on the lakes in Neamţ are growing in number, year by year, delighting the watchers with their lovely and sometimes unusual appearance: the locals can’t help admiring them, and the tourists, fascinated by their beauty, enjoy watching them glide across the waters on and on …

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Horaicioara Monastery and the Spring of Holy Virgin – Cristian VIDRASCU photography

 
Horăicioara Monastery is located at an altitude of 900m in a picturesque natural environment, nearby Horaiţa Monastery. Not only is the place wonderful -a real oasis of peace and quiet- but is also believed to be a place where miracles happen. The monks and villagers say that nearby the convent there is a spring with healing water. They also say that a lot of people have been miraculously cured by drinking the water, over time.
The legend tells that a long time ago the monks prayed to Virgin Mary for a …

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Cucuteni Neolithic Art Museum

Housed in a beautiful building belonging to the Princely Court Ensemble in Piatra Neamţ, built in 1930, shelters the richest and most valuable collection in Europe of artefacts belonging to Precucuteni-Cucuteni Culture. On display, various ceramic objects, distinguished by their monochrome, bicrom or tricrom paintings, elegant and refined shapes that offer a comprehensive preview of the decorative and figurative art belonging to the most important Eneolithic culture in Southeastern Europe. Developed between 3600-2600 B.C., the collection includes some eight hundred items, most of them tanking in the hoard category. Here, …

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Bisons in Vânători-Neamţ Natural Park

Tourists interested in meeting the largest herbivor in Europe, living in similar conditions to those living in the wild, and studying the animals in their natural habitat can make an appointment at Vânători Neamţ Natural Park Administration Centre. Nowadays, the Park is the only place in Romania where tourists can visit the bison in three habitat types: inside “Dragoş Vodă” Carpathian Wildlife and Bisons Reserve, in semi-freedom, in the acclimatization enclosure at the „Bisons Management Centre” and in freedom, in the forests of the communes Agapia, Bălţăteşti, Brusturi, Crăcăoani, Vânători …

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