Piatra neamt Travel Guide

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Piatra Neamt is the capital of the Neamt region in northeast Romania south of Bukovina.

Piatra Neamţ lies in the Bistriţa River Valley, surrounded by mountains - Pietricica (590 m), Cozla (679 m), Cernegura (852 m), Bâtca Doamnei (462 m) and Cârloman (617 m), at an average height of 345 m, situated at 46°56" northern latitude and 26°22" eastern longitude, the town has all the advantages offered by a kind and unique nature.

The Neamt county is known as the region with most monasteries per square kilometer in the world. It boasts a rich and varied landscape, with elements of great beauty, and lots of cultural and historical vestiges. The local people are renowned for their hospitality.

The Moldavian art style, of great originality and stylistic unity, was developed by blending Gothic elements with the Byzantine structure specific to the churches. Among such constructions, the monumental church of the Neamt Monastery served, for more than a century, as a model for Moldavian churches and monasteries.

In town the main attractions are the Princely Court, Stefan cel Mare's Church, the Clock Tower, Museum of Art, Museum of Ethnography, Museum of Natural Sciences, "Calistrat Hogas" Memorial Museum, the "Schimbarea la Fata" Wooden Church in Valeni, Cozla Hermitage, the Wooden Synagogue, and the Elena Cuza House.

Soccer team is Ceahlaul P. Neamt

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August 29, 2007 change by cocosan

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