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[14 Feb 2020 | No Comment | ]
More than a museum or an exhibition: Ceahlău National Park Visitors’ Centre

 

Exploring the fascinating natural universe of Ceahlău Massif

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Izvorul Muntelui is a very picturesque area in Neamț County. It is also the starting point for three of the eight trails leading on top of Ceahlău Massif.

Here tourists from everywhere have the chance to enter Ceahlău National Park Visitors’ Centre and have a “live taste” of what the wide and complex natural universe of the mountain really means. The Visitors’ Centre is more than a museum, inviting its visitors to step inside a natural micro universe and gradually discover its mysteries, …

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[1 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]
The 1st of March – Joyous spring feast in Neamţ Land

Invitation to climb Ceahlău Massif to discover the fascinating legend of “Baba Dochia”
1st of March is a traditional feast of spring for Romanians everywhere, a day when people celebrate the return of the sun, the freshness of springtime, and at the symbolic level, the Light conquering darkness. On this day, people offer small tokens of good fortune, known as trinkets (“Rom. “mărtişor”). This practice has its roots in an ancient custom, inherited from old times past, and it is spread among populations in southeastern Europe. The custom of trinkets offering …

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[28 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Ceahlau Mountain enveloped in Baba Dochia’s mysterious legend

The 1st of March is approaching and beside the customs and traditions related to the trinket (mărțișor) the herald of spring, popular belief reminds of The Old Ladies’ legend, associated with Baba Dochia, the one who brings winter. Once the weather gets warmer, from the 1st to the 9th of March, Baba Dochia starts throwing away her heavy coats.
The beginning of spring is a good occasion for the tourists who like trekking to climb Ceahlău Mountain. Up there, Dochia Cliff reminds of a beautiful legend. According to it, Dochia was …

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[14 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Legend of Toaca Peak from Ceahlău

If you climb the mountain Ceahlau on the route bookmarked with a red line, that starts in the Durau resort – Cabin Fantanele – Piatra Lata – Panaghia – under Toaca Peak and goes up to the Dochia Cabin, you’ll see, after you pass the Panaghia Stone, the east side of Toaca Peak. If you go along the trail you’ll reach the top of the peek where you can also see the weather observer. In the clear sky days the view from up here is magnificent.
As all the other important …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Legend of Panaghia

Who climbs Ceahlău to reach Dochia Chalet, it meets with Panaghia, a majestic rock, imposing. It is said in ancient times, the Panaghia was a girl whose name was Maria. She had blue eyes, bright and blue as the sky in the summer days, the hair blacker than the deepest and silky night, the skin soft and pink, as roses from the gardens of paradise, the voice of a nightingale. At her birth, God gave her a part of his heart and soul. From day to day, the girl grew and became increasingly …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ceahlău legends: Legend of Dochia

        On Monday, April 6th 2015. Orthodox Christian believers entered into Holy Week and after a few warm days, there came the cold and snow. Those are the Crone Dochia days, as they say, and we can remember the legend of Dochia that could start from such an old reality for over 2000 years.
If you are already at the cottage Izvorul Muntelui and climb Ceahlău on the route with blue triangle to Dochia Chalet, you will see on the way white cliffs scattered around a white stone, the …

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