Judetul Neamt, Romania

About Targul Neamt

    It is a town in Neamţ County, Romania, on the Neamţ river equally known as Ozana. It has, as of 2004, a population of about 20,000. It had an important role in the Moldavian culture. It was first mentioned in a late-14th century document

Tourism and attractions

    Târgu Neamţ is a good base for trips to the Neamţ Monastery, Secu, Agapia and Văratec Monastery. It is close to Ceahlau, Durau and Valea Bistriţei. Right across Ozana river lays the village of Humulesti the birth place of one of Romania most famous and loved writers, Ion Creangă.

Less than 10 kilometers from the town there are several orthodox monasteries may be not as famous as Bukovina’s painted monasteries but equally beautiful. Neamţ Monastery (Mânăstirea Neamţului), founded by Ştefan cel Mare and Agapia Monastery are not to be missed. Right before Neamţ Monastery you can visit the small animall reservation "Zimbrarie" where you can see aherd of wisent the European bisons who once used to roam these mountains.

The Neamţ Fortress (Cetatea Neamţului) was built in the 14th century by Voivode Petru I (possibly on the ruins of a smaller Teutonic castle), and is located on the north bank of the Neamţ river.

Ion Creangă memorial house from Humulesti. This is the house where the writer was born and where he spent his childhood. Ion Creangă master piece Amintiri din copilărie (Childhood memories) takes place here in HUmulesti, Tirgu Neamt and in the surrounding villages.

Monumentul Eroilor an obelisk that commemorates the Romanian soldiers from World War I is found on Dealul Plesu near the Pometea suburb. Same as Neamt Fortress commands a splendid lookout of the town and the mountains.

Important people

Ion Creangă - writer

Veronica Micle

Vasile Conta

Nicolae Popa

Moshe Idel

Mitropolitul Varlaam

Irving Layton

Rodica (Puşcatu) ArbaGabriela Robila - scientist


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