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The medieval town and the later city.

Piatra Neamt is the administrative center of Neamt county
and is situated in central-East of Romania,
between Carpatii Orientali (Eastern Carpathian Mountains)
and the sub-capathian zone.
It is a land really quaint,
surrounded by afforested hills lower than 1000 meters (approximately 3,000 feet)
and crossed by the Bistrita river.
This favourable site ensures easy road and railway connexions
with all of the Moldova (Moldavia) regions, with Transilvania
and with Romania's capital, Bucuresti (Bucharest).
Piatra Neamt is one of the oldest sites of Romania.
The archaeological works revealed that here was the powerful Petrodava of the geto-dacian period,
settlement first mentioned in the 2nd century A.C.
Its end was after the defeat of Decebal and his armies by the roman conquerors of Dacia.
In the last decades, the construction of the industrial platform Dumbrava Rosie, Savinesti, Roznov
and the development of the old enterprises,
made Piatra Neamt a significant economic centre.
Approximately 50 per cent of the industrial production of the county
are made here and the plants have an important share of the national industry
(chemicals, wood-processing, pulp and paper, foods, ready-made clothes, etc).
There were raised new residential districts and new public edifices.
The number of inhabitants went beyond 123 thousands.

Historical References

106 A.C.: The roman troops are crossing over Carpathians to the east to destroy
the fortifications placed on the present location of the Piatra Neamt town.
1200: It is mentioned a numerous peasants and artisans community found in a feudal fortification raised over Petrodava,
in the Batca Doamnei – Piatra Neamt present site.
1392: The first documentary attestation of the Roman Fortress.
1395: The first mention of Piatra Neamt city (also named Piatra lui Craciun)
was made in a Sigismund of Luxembourg document.
1402: Neamt County is mentioned in document signed by Alexandru cel Bun.
1491: The first mention of Royal Court of Piatra Neamt,
which was build by Stephen the Great.
1864: The Royal Fair of Piatra
is changing the name into Piatra Neamt.

The Princely Court

The Medieval Complex,
placed in the historical centre of Piatra Neamt city,
is composed of buildings rised by Stephen the Great at the end of XV century.
Around these, it was once the Princely Court,
which from the archaeologist have discovered pieces
of walls, stairs, and archways.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The city of Piatra Neamt states its touristical calling, offers a part of the natural beauties and spiritual values of this county and gives a better understanding of its naming as the " Pearl of Moldavia"
  • Last visit to Piatra Neamt: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 13, 2009
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    The building architecture is very wonderful here, and you got many great pictures, along with good comments so we can learn. The roofs are a magnificent site. Being born her must have been a proud heritage.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2008 at 6:28 AM

    great tips gabriela!

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Buna ziua! Felicitari pentru pagina!!! Eu am creat un grup despre Piatra Neamt, in cadrul unui site. groups.zorpia.com/group/piat...

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2006 at 8:23 AM

    A beautiful place to be born Gabriela!! My granddaughter is a soccer fan too! This page is very well done!

  • Oct 9, 2006 at 11:58 AM

    Hi Gabriela, A huge thanks for the comments on my Betty's Bay Page. It was my first visit to Stony Point, and I loved it there. Loved also your Piatra Neamt Page, especially the Tourist trap. 'Poal- n bran.':~))))) A good one!

  • penumbra's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 4:46 PM

    Thanks for visiting my Atlantic City page. Put me down for an order of Poale-n brau.

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 2:18 PM

    Noutati interesante si superbe fotografii ale manastirilor si bisericilor. Fara sa mai vorbesc de detalii... Extraordinar!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2006 at 3:00 PM

    First time I have seen a chocolate cake in warnings and dangers! Rather self inflicted mind...

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2006 at 10:39 AM

    What an interesting location with excellent architecture !

  • delia09's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2006 at 11:40 PM

    Extraordinar efortul si priceperea in alcatuirea unei pagini atat de tentanta. Rezultatul muncii tale merita toate laudele.


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