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Piatra Neamţ lies in the Bistriţa Valley, surrounded
by mountains - Pietricica (527 m), Cozla (665 m), Cernegura (851 m),
Bâtca Doamnei (455 m) and Cârloman (642 m), at an average height of
345 m. The city has all the advantages offered by a kind and unique
nature. The city is located 350 km north of the capital city of Bucharest,
in the historical region of Moldavia. The nearest airport is Bacău,
situated at 60 km south. Piatra Neamţ is linked by Romanian railway
trunk number 509 to Bucharest and Iaşi and by DN15 national road to
Bacau (therefore DN2 to Bucharest), Iasi, Suceava and Târgu Mureş. The
area around Piatra Neamţ is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Romania.
The oldest traces of human civilisation in the present territory date
back to the higher Paleolithic, about 100,000 years BCE. The Cucuteni
culture, whose development lasted approximately one thousand years (ca.
3600-2600 BCE) was attested in the territory of Neamţ county by a remarkable
number of settlements (approx. 150), archaeological diggings unearthing
important museum collections of Aeneolithic artifacts. Archaeologists
have also discovered objects here dating back to the Neolithic Period
and the Bronze Age (about 1900-1700 BCE). Excavations just outside the
city revealed the ruins of a large Dacian city, Petrodava, mentioned
by the Greek geographer, Ptolemy, in the 2nd century. The whole compound
had its heyday between the first century BCE and the first century CE.
Standing out is the citadel at Batca Doamnei which contains shrines
resembling those identified in the Orastiei Mountains As far as the
existence of a local leader is concerned, historians tend to suggest
the identification of the Kingdom of Dicomes in the very political centre
at Petrodava. The complex of strongholds without peer in Moldavia and
Wallachia is evidence as to a powerful political and military centre
both in Burebista's time and in the period that preceded the reign of
Deceballus. The settlement was documented in the 15th century as Piatra
lui Crăciun, or Camena, a market town. The first urban settlements,
which emerged under Petru I Musat (1375-1391), were Piatra lui Crăciun,
Roman and Neamţ. The Neamt citadel, whose documentary attestation dates
back to February 2, 1395, was also erected during the same consolidation
period of the Moldovian pricipate east of the Carpathians. The Princely
Court of Piatra Neamţ is mentioned for the first time in a document
dated April 20, 1491 being founded between 1468 and 1475, under Ştefan
cel Mare, the Princely Cathedral being built in 1497-1898 and the 20
m in height Bell Tower in 1499.
Bâtca Doamnei Fortress
(Petrodava) - Piatra Neamţ
It was founded in 1st century b.C., but there are traces of
an much older civilisation.
The Medieval Complex -
Piatra Neamt (center), phone 0233 215253
was founded in 1498-1499 by the voivode Stefan cel Mare (Stephan the
Great) and it is composed of: The Princely Church St. John the Baptist
built of stone in a Moldavian style, the 19 m high tower and parts of
the Princely Court (walls and the cellar arranged as a museum, placed
near the "Petru Rares" High School).
Ivaşcu House - Piatra Neamţ, Alexandru
cel Bun st.
building with an architecture from the 19th century was made of wood
on a high stone foundation.
Lalu House - Piatra Neamţ, 44
Ştefan cel Mare st, tel. 0233 214351
beautiful construction was built in 1912 by the builder Carol Zane.
Now, here is The Children Palace.
House- Piatra Neamţ, Paharnicului st., tel. 0233
It was founded at the begining of the19th century
by police prefect (aga) Dimitrie Gheorghiadis. This massive building
was used as a storage for merchandises and now there is a restaurant.
Piatra Neamţ, 10 Mihai Eminescu st., 610029; phone./fax:
0040 233 217496, 0040 233 218108
It was founded by priest Constantin Mătasă in 1934 and stores over 20.000
objects from the Stone Age until our days. The museum owns the most
important collection in the country, which belongs to Cucuteni eneolithic
civilization (ţhe 4th and 3rd millennium b.C), which was the last great
civilization of ancient Europe. Also there are presented the traco-geto
dacic civilisations of the region, the medieval habitat, aspects of
local history from modern and contemporaneous epoch, the museum activity
and temporary exhibitions.
Daily programme: 9.00 -17.00(oct.-march); 10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.); Monday-closed.
Eneolitic Art of Cucuteni Museum,
3 Ştefan cel Mare st.; phone 004 0233 217496
was opened in June 2005 and is the first museum dedicated solely to
Cucuteni culture.. The museum holds the most varied and rich collection
of Cucuteni and Precucuteni artefacts. The beautiful building was raised
in 1930 by the builder Carol Zani and was decorated by the sculputor
Vincenzo Puschiasis. Daily programme: 9.00 -17.00(oct.-march); 10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.),
Monday - closed.
Princely Court Exhibition - Piatra
Neamţ, Ştefan cel Mare st. phone 004 0233 217496
a part of a Medieval Complex which is composed of "St. John the
Baptist" The Princely Church and the 19 m high tower dating from
the 15th century. There were preserved only parts of the surrounding
walls and of the cellar. Daily programme: 9.00-17.00(oct.-march); 10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.),
Monday - closed.
Art Museum, tel. 0233 216808
Piatra Neamţ, 1 Libertăţii sq., phone. 0040 233 216808
It was founded in 1980 and stores precious collections of painting,
graphic, sculpture and tapestry, signed by famous Romanian artists:
Lascăr Vorel, Aurel Băeşu, CD. Stahi, Ion Ţuculescu, Nicolae Tonitza,
Iulia Hălăucescu, Aurelia Ghiaţă, Pompiliu Clement s.a. Periodically,
there are temporary exhibitions. Daily programme: 9.00-17.00(oct.-march);
10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.), Monday - closed.
Piatra Neamţ, 2 Libertăţii sq., phone 0040 233 216808
It presents aspects of traditional peasant household of Valea Bistriţei
(Bistriţa Valley), the popular Romanian costume of the region and the
principal trades from Sub-Carpathian region of Moldavia (wood processing,
the weaving, furrier's processing). Daily programme: 9.00-17.00(oct.-march);
10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.), Monday - closed.
Natural Science Museum
Piatra Neamţ, 26 Petru Rareş st, phone 0040 233 224211
It was founded in 1960 in the building donated by memorable historian
Iulian Antonescu. It stores an impressive collection of 29 spicies of
fossil fish, unic in the world, but also exhibitions rarities of geology,
flora and fauna of Neamţ mountains (Ceahlău especially). Daily programme:
9.00-17.00(oct.-march); 10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.), Monday - closed.
"Calistrat Hogaş" Memorial Museum
Piatra Neamţ, 1 Calistrat Hogaş st.
The only museum dedicated to Calistrat Hogaş, is placed just in the
same house where the writer lived mostly of his life. Reorganized using
his daughter]s, Sidonia Hogaş, notes, the museum offers the ambiance
of a house from the beginning of the 20th century. Daily programme:
9.00-17.00(oct.-march); 10.00-18.00(apr.-sept.), Monday - closed.
The Transfiguration Church - Văleni-Piatra
Neamţ, Magnoliei st., tel: 0233 625574
monument of popular religious architecture was successively founded
by the Voivodes Petru Rareş and Alexandru Lăpuşneanu (1574).
The Assumption of the Virgin Church
- Vânători-Piatra Neamţ, tel. 0233 229150
Founded in 1774 by Ioil. This monument of popular
religious architecture is made of fir tree on a stone base. The altar
screen made of lime tree and oak is a masterpiece of Romanian popular
The Annunciation Church - Piatra Neamţ,
Dărmăneşti, 118, 1 Decembrie 1918 st., tel. 0233 224546
in 1740 by Spatharus (the sword bearer) Iordache Darie Dărmănescul.
The altar screen of this monument of religious architecture was very
rigurously made in the Byzantine style. There is also a Gospel from
1821, a real work of art, mounted in silver and polychrom enamel.
The Annunciation Church - Piatra Neamţ,
Sarata, 4 Verii st., 0233 210770
Founded in 1779-1787 by Stero and Mihalache Piroschi, moved in 1999
on the spot of Draga Hermitage, in Dărmăneşti, Piatra Neamţ.
St. Nicholas Church -
Piatra Neamţ,1 Obor st., tel. 0744 215498
in 1796 by Vogoride, a greek chancellor. There is a golden silver icon
brought from Poland in 1865.
Doamna Hermitage - Piatra Neamţ, Peste Vale
in 1790 by Father Mitrofan. This small, simple building has very thick
walls and the altar screen is a real work af art, decorated in a Moldavian
Precista Church - Piatra Neamţ, 56
Decebal Bd., tel. 0233 217560
feast: Assumption of the Virgin ( the 15th of August). The
most beautiful church of the city was founded in 1930 by Father Constantin
Mătasă. Architects - Bolomei and Dortz, builder - Carol Zani, sculptor
- Vincenzo Puschiasis. The old golden icons from the altar screen are
made by a greek painter.
The Romano-catholic Church
- Piatra Neamţ, 27 M.Eminescu st., tel. 0233 212040
Patronal Feast: St Iosif the Worker (1st
of May). It was built in 1895 and then in 1936-1939 it was renewed by
Father d. Francisc Simon.
The Romano-catholic Church - Piatra
Neamţ, Valea Albă st., Dărmăneşti; tel.0233 231730
Patronal Feast: St Tereza of Child Jesus (1st of Octombre). The building
was began in 1991 due to the share of the belivers from the city.
"Maica Unităţii" Benedictine Monastery - tel. 0040
Alexandru cel Bun commune, Scăricica village. It was built in 2003.
The Synagogue - Piatra
Neamţ, Dimitrie Ernici st., tel. of Jews Community: 0233 223815
The present building made by wood was founded in 1766. Some specialists
believe that the old building made by stone was founded in the 15th
century. In the estern wall there is “The Holy Urn”, a real piece of
art, made by Şaraga Iţchok ben Moische. There is also a beautiful curtain
with seven triangles and a hebrew inscription, made in 1767. The golden
altar is 250 years old.The Synagogue is linked to baal Swhemtov, the
founder of the hasidism.
Reservation and parks
The fossil locations Cozla, Pietricica, Cernegura,
around the Piatra Neamţ City, form a paleontological natural reservation:
fossil fishes from Oligocene - 38 species
On Cozla Mountain, going from the spot named "Trei
coline" (Three Hills) - the up station of the telegondola - a half
hour walking to NW on the ridge, through a beech forest, you can see
the natural monument called Trei căldări (Three buckets). They are formed
in a greystone by erosion due to the wind or waters.
Cozla Parck and the ZOO - Piatra Neamţ, Ştefan cel Mare st.
In fact there is a road which climbs like a spiral on Cozla Hill passing
through the wood. At the middle and on the top there are places from
where you can admire the city view and also there are two traditional
restaurants (Colibele Haiducilor and Cercul Gospodinelor). There is
a schi track too. Piatra Neamţ day is on 24th of June.
Teatrul Tineretului (Youth
Theatre) - Piatra Neamţ, 1 Ştefan cel Mare sq., 0040233211472,
fax: 0040233 217159; e-mail: email@example.com
It was built in 1958. Youth Theatre myth was created by the speed witch
with it produced stars. Year by year came to Piatra Neamţ the best graduates
of Theatre Institute. In the present, it is one of the most dynamic,
modern and nonconformist theatres from România. Basically, the repertory
consists in contemporaneous plays, Romanian and from abroad, but also
from the great values of universal dramaturgy.
Art Deco - Piatra Neamţ, 22 Decembrie sq., phone 004
Lascăr Vorel - Piatra Neamţ, 15 Ştefan cel Mare sq.,
phone 004 0233 222240
Topart - Piatra Neamţ, 4. Decebal bd., phone 004 0233
Guest houses,motels, chalets, inns camping
Central Hotel *** - Piatra Neamţ,
Piaţa Petrodava nr.1-3
tel. 0233-216230, 0233 214530; fax. 0233 214532, 0233 223528
Placed in the heart of Moldavia, Central Hotel has a perfect location
being a point of start for tourists not only for visiting the well-known
monasteries, mostly built by Stephan the Great, but also to initiate
trips to the beautiful landscapes which surrounds the historical city
of Piatra Neamt.
"Grand Hotel Ceahlău" *** -
Piatra Neamţ, 3 Ştefan cel Mare sq.; phone 004 0040 233 219990, 004
0040 233 219991; fax.004 0040 233 215540
with modernized rooms, is offering European quality at Romanian prices.
It puts at the disposal of the tourists 2**and 3*** 42 single (60-80
RON) and 94 double rooms (160 RON), 7 apartments (300 RON), breakfast
included, 3 classic restaurants, terrace, bar and night-club. Impeccable
service, concern for the smallest detail.
Services: - "Ceahlau" Classical Restaurant,
"Boema" Lounges, Leisure lounges, Sweet shop, Reception ,conference
room, Bar (on the ground floor), Night club 12, "Snooker"
room, Souvenir shops, Travel agency, Exchange office
- Newspaper, Room service, laundry, clothes mending, hairstylist's,
hairdresser's, international phone calls, booking (travel or theater
tickets), rent a car (with or without driver), guarded parking lot
- Satelite TV, Internet, credit card accepted, pets accepted
Permanently and free of charge, the hotel reception desk gives any general
or tourist information requested by the clients and ensures the receiving
and the keeping of private valuables and luggage in the hotel safes.
On the ground floor you will find 1 bar and 2 restaurants "Boema"
and "White" Saloon with live music, every evening, Romanian
and international withisine. Breakfast buffet is being served at the
"Blue" restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel from 6:30
a.m. till 10:30 a.m. On the 12th floor of the hotel there is a night-club,
from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m., where you can find the most beautiful dancers.
This place has a great view giving on the city.
Hotel Bulevard ** - Piatra Neamţ,
38-40 Republicii bd.;phone 0040 233 235010, 0040 233 235020; fax. 0040
75 beds in 36 rooms: 13 matrimonial, 16 double, 3 apartament with 3
beds, 4 apartamente with 2 beds.
- Servicii: room service, phone, fax, kiping valuble things, messages,parking.
- restaurant with 60 seats, variat menus.
Hotel Belvedere *** - Piatra
Neamţ,Petru Movilă st,phone 0040 233 261470
50 beds in: 12 double rooms, 3 apartaments, 18 beds in triple rooms
- restaurant with 80 seats; bar with 16 seats; parking
"Cornelius" Guest House *** -
Piatra Neamţ, G-ral. N.Dăscălescu st. nr.490
phone 0233 211511, 0745 566143, 0745 372008
e-mail: - firstname.lastname@example.org
- booking: email@example.com; administrativ
Capacity: 9 double rooms: 3 matrimonials rooms, each with bathroom
and shower, room-service
- restaurant with 60 seats, ecological food, fine wines
- internet, phone, TV
- rent a car
"Dana" Guest House *** -
it belongs to ANTREC, www.antrec.ro
phone 0040233 234204, 0040722 608431, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lido Guest House *** - Piatra Neamţ.
Piaţa Gării, nr.5
Tel. 0233 226349, 0744 521773, www.pensiune-lido.com
24 locuri în 12 camere single, duble şi triple
restaurant, biliard, parcare
"Nora" Guest House ** -
Piatra Neamţ, Petru Movilă st., nr.162 A
Phone 004 0233 237737, 0758 293440
Capacity: 2 double rooms, 7 matrimonial rooms and 1 room with
4 beds, 9 bathrooms
-TV, restaurant , bar and terace (16 seats)
- booking is necessary
"Octogon" Guest House ***
- Piatra Neamţ - Dumbrava Roşie
phone 0040233 282892, 0040 744789687, 0040 745532262,
Capacity: 8 double rooms, 2 apartaments with living and matrimonial
bedroom, 2 apartaments with jacuzzi
all rooms have bathroom, TV, internet, phone, balcony
confference hall for 20 people
restaurant with 80 seats
2 covered teraces, parching
"Red Rock" Guest House **
- Piatra Neamţ , Mărăţei st., nr. 63
Phone 0040 233 228077
"Virginia" Guest House** -
Piatra Neamţ - it belongs to ANTREC, www.antrec.ro
tel. 0233 234204, 0722 608431
"Class" Motel - DN 15 ,
km 15, Piatra Neamţ -Roman
phone 0040 233 215573, e-mail: email@example.com
phone 0744 697174
"Bâtca" Chalet -
Piatra Neamţ, 26 Pârâul Doamnei st
tel. 0233 228277, fax. 0233 212649
phone 0233 228277, fax. 0233 212649
4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, livingroom
-permanent heat and warm water, TV
- prices are negociable
"Ştrand" Camping * - Piatra
phone tel.:0742678030 (administrator), 0722530830
10 double little houses + 3 bungalows
- 4 M.Kogălniceanu sq., phone 0040 233 218837, (schedule: 7.00 - last
Casa Pietreană (Restaurant Cernegura) - Dimitrie Leonida
st., phone 0040 233 219745
Casa Noastră - 1 Oituz, st., phone 0040 233 209104
Căprioara - Aleea Tineretului st., phone 0040 233 237595,
Cercul Gospodinelor - Cozla Park, phone 0040 233 223845,
(schedule : 10.00-2.00)
Colibele Haiducilor - Cozla Park, phone 0040 233 213909,
(schedule : 8.00-24.00)
Corint - 3 Dimitrie Ernici st., phone 0040 233 222099
Cozla - 31 Ştefan cel Mare sq., phone 0040 233 234285,
(schedule: 7.00-last client)
Diana - 1 Republicii bd., phone 0744 778476, 0737 059425
Diesel - 21 Petru Rareş st, phone 0040 233 227376,
(schedule : 9.00-2.00)
Don Angelo - 6 Petru Movilă st, phone 0740 606810,
80 seats, bar, pool-snooker, live music
Laguna - 80 Decebal bd., phone 0040 233 232121, (schedule
: 10.00-2.00); biliard
Nefertiti - 196 Decebal bd., phone 0040 233 211882,
(schedule : 9.00-24.00)
Paharnicul - 5 Paharnicului st., phone 0040 233 212426
- muntele Cozla, Tel. rezervari: 0737 000111
Tequila Bowling - Ştrandul Tineretului, phone 0040
233 214440, 0040 233 221666
pizza, club, bar, pool-snooker, bowling
Topaz - bl.A14, 1 Dec.1918 st, phone 0040 233 622614
Unic - 1 Ştefan cel Mare sq., phone 0749 788243, 0722
752797, (schedule : 6.00-24.00)
Union - 130 Traian bd., phone 0040 233 218591
Villa Italia - 65 Burebista st., phone 0040 233 234768
(schedule : 12.00-24.00)
Food - Bl.H3 Decebal bd., phone 0040 233 216457
Pizza&Grill 66 - 1-3 M.Kogălniceanu sq., phone
0040 233 228855 (schedule : 9.00-24.00)
Pizzeria Buon Gusto - 1 Ştefan cel Mare sq., phone
0040 233 233626 (schedule : non-stop)
Café-bar Bacardi - 1 Durăului st.,
phone 0040 233 217805 (schedule: 8.00-24.00)
Café Latino - Bd. Decebal I4, 0731 760540
Ambient deosebit, terasă, internet wireless, birou mobil
Loc ideal pentru întâlniri de afaceri sau cu prietenii, unde puteţi
savura un expresso cu adevărat italian
Club Blue Café - 1 M. Kogălniceanu sq., phone 0040
233 223767(schedule: Monday-Thursday: 8.00-24.00; on week-end: non-stop)
-night-club, bar, disco
Costarica Café - Bl.I1 Titu Maiorescu st. (schedule:
Red Rock (bar) - 63 Mărăţei st, phone 0744 101086 (schedule:
Vip Sangym (café-bar) - 2 Cuiejdi st., phone 0040 233
Bar 12 (la et.12 al Hotelului Ceahlău) -
str. Ştefan cel Mare nr.3
phone 0233 219990, 0233 219991; fax. 0233 215540; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- night-bar, streap-tease
Bar Eclipse, Republicii bd (Hotel Lido)
The Kilkeny (Irish Pub) - 53 Dimitrie Leonida st. (schedule
Club Adult, Rozelor st.
VIP SANGYM - Piatra Neamţ, 2 Cuiejdi
Touristic Complex for Recreation - Piatra Neamţ, Aleea
Phone 0040 745923700
It is situated in the valley of Bistrita river, 250 m down to the dam.
- olimpic swimming pool with descending depth from 1,9 m to 4,6 m
- swimming pool for children, depth up to 1 m
- showers, toilets, rescue person, consulting room,
- natural skating ring, illuminated sports fields (tenis, football,
volei, basket, handball, skateboard)
- playing area for children
- restaurants, teraces, fast food, shops
- lending bykes, sport things, grills
phone 004 0233 231588, 0040 233 210292, 0040 233 210293
Daily programme: 9.00 - 22.00
- fitness, bodybuilding, aerobic, pool (25m/12m), depth=2.5m, jacuzzi,
solar, aquafitness, infrasaune, saune, massage, box, table tenis, bar
for sportsmen, fotbal-basket, café-bar, changing rooms, showers, good