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Projects implemented during previous programming periods

Projects for the development of tourism in Neamț County


With a vast historical, cultural and natural heritage, Neamț is among the counties in Romania with the highest tourism potential (according to national clas, it is ranked 6th), that is why the tourist promotion of Neamţ Land is one of the main priorities for attaining the sustainable development of the county.

Increasing the accessibility of tourist attractions in Neamţ County is one of the major concerns of both county and local public administration. Several investment projects aiming at further developing tourism in Neamţ County have been implemented, with different sources of finance: European Union financial assistance, government and own funds. You can have a look at these investments projects below.


Neamţ Fortress in Târgu Neamţ

Comissioned by Petru I Muşat (late 14th century), the fortress reached its full glory during the reign of Stephen the Great (1457-1504). Built on a plateau from which the entire Valley of Moldavia could be kept under observation, the strategic value of the fortress in defending the borders is beyond doubt.
The edifice was mentioned in chronicles and legends, being first documented in 1395. The project ”Rehabilitation of Neamţ Fortress as a Historic Monument of great value” was funded under the PHARE Program. It was completed after 18 months of work, in 2009, and the total value of the project was over 2.4 million of Euros. Due to the implementation of the project, the look of the fortress was radially changed, highlighting its magnificence and its tumultuous past, presenting it to the public in an attractive manner. Works have been carried out to rehabilitate the fortress, the access road, the parking spaces, the vertical systematization, the curator’s office, the water and electricity supply, and also the sewerage system.


Historical monuments which are part of the “The Royal Court in Piatra Neamţ” ensemble

“The Royal Court in Piatra Neamţ” was built by ruler Stephen the Great between 1468 and 1475 and it includes “St. Joan the Baptist” Church, the Bell Tower, and the Royal Cellar, standing out as a historical and architectural ensemble of invaluable value. In partnership with Piatra Neamt City Hall, Neamţ County Council conducted a project of restoration and rehabilitation of the buildings in the area, namely: the Ethnography Museum, the Art Museum, Youth Theater, the Bell Tower, the Ruins of the Cellar, the Ruins of the inner wall and the museum. The project, entitled “Restoration and promotion the historic and cultural value of the Royal Court in Piatra Neamţ” was financed under the 2007 – 2013 Regional Operational Programme. Priority axis 5: Sustainable development and promotion of tourism, 5.1. Key area of intervention: Sustainable restoration and valuing of the cultural heritage, as well as establishing/modernizing the related infrastructures. The project also included green spaces and urban furniture. The total value of the project was of 7,2 million Euros.

The protected areas from Neamţ County, namely Ceahlău National Park, Lake Pângaraţi,  Lake Vaduri and Lake Cuiejdel were included in three investment projects through which the management plans were carried out and also a series of inventory and mapping studies. Specific infrastructure was created: a visitors’ center in Izvorul Muntelui, and five tourist information offices and tourist observatories.


The natural and cultural heritage of Neamt County is incredible wealthy in elements that can be exploited for touristic development. To state just a few, the historical monuments, architectural monuments, religious settlements, museums and memorial houses, customs and traditions, folk art, local artisans and so on. That is why, the promotion of tourism products was also addressed within other projects funded under the 2007-2013 Regional Operational Programme, which included as specific objectives the designing and printing of various promotional materials – albums, leaflets, maps, films, web pages, a tour guide, all of which were distributed free of charge, in order to widely promote the protected areas, the traditions and folk art, the museum collections and historical vestiges, the ecumenical tourism in Neamţ County.


Within the brochures “Holiday in Neamț”, “Eternity was born in the countryside”, “Neamț County – your holiday destination” and “Neamț Land – European Destination of Excellence” you can find detailed and up-to-date information on mostly all of Neamț Land tourist attractions. You can view the brochures on our  Homepage, by clicking the links of the same name in the bottom of the right section of the webpage.


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