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With its cozy streets and coffee shops, warm people and antique boutiques Piatra Neamţ will make you feel like at home.
With its cozy streets and coffee shops, warm people and antique boutiques Piatra Neamţ will make you feel like at home.
[[Image:tower1499.jpg|thumb|right|The medieval tower of Piatra Neamt.]]

Revision as of 19:01, 29 September 2007

Piatra Neamţ is a city in eastern Romania, located in the mountainous part of Moldavia.


With its cozy streets and coffee shops, warm people and antique boutiques Piatra Neamţ will make you feel like at home.

The medieval tower of Piatra Neamt.


Get in

By train

There are two direct trains (one InterCity and one Rapid) from Bucharest, as well as one Accelerat train from Iasi.

Get around



  • Cucuteni eneolithic art museum, Str. Stefan cel Mare 3, 0233 217496. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM. A museum devoted to the remarkable Neolithic Cucuteni culture, opened in June 2005, it has the widest and richest variety of Precucuteni- Cucuteni art. The building was built between 1928-1930 by Carol Zani and decorated by the sculptor Vincenzo Puschiasis. tickets: 2 lei for adults, 1 leu children.
  • Ethnographic Museum, Piaţa Libertăţii 1, 0233 216808. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM (October - March); 10AM-6PM (April-September). It was opened in the 1980’s, has a wide variety of popular costumes, traditional art and presents the daily life of peasants from the Bistrita Valley . tickets: 2 lei for adults, 1 leu children.
  • History Museum, Str. Mihai Eminescu 10, 0233 217496. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM (October - March); 10AM-6PM (April-September). Founded in 1934 by priest Constantin Matasa, it has important archaeological collections from the Bronze Era and Geto-Dacian Era. tickets: 2 lei for adults, 1 leu children.
  • Art Museum, Piaţa Libertăţii 1, 0233 216808. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM (October - March); 10AM-6PM (April-September). Founded in the 1980’s, it has impressive collections of paintings, graphics, sculptures made by local and national artists like: Ion Tuculescu, Nicolae Tonitza, Corneliu Baba, Lascar Vorel. tickets: 2 lei for adults, 1 leu children.
  • Natural Sciences Museum, Str. Petru Rareş 26, 0233 224211. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM (October - March); 10AM-6PM (April-September). It was founded in the 1960’s and it has a collection of fossilized fishes and other botanical, zoological, paleontology collections. tickets: 2 lei for adults, 1 leu children.

Historical sites

  • Princely court. Tu-Su 9AM-5PM (October - March); 10AM-6PM (April-September). It is located on a small plateau in the center of the city and it includes the St. John Church , Bell Tower , and it was built in 1468-1475 by Voivode Stephen the Great. From the princely court itself the only things that are left are a part of the cellars and portions of the wall. It has a tridimensional archaeological materials and documents discovered in the Piatra-Neamt area. tickets: 2 lei for adults, 1 leu children.
  • Bâtca Doamnei Fortress (Petrodava), (4 km south west of the city). It was founded in 1st century BC, but there are traces of a much earlier civilization.
  • Casa Paharnicului, str. Paharnicului, 0233 212426. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century by police prefect (aga) Dimitrie Gheorghiadis. This massive building was used as a storage for merchandises and now there is a restaurant.
  • Lalu house, str. Stefan cel Mare 44, 0233 214351. A beautiful construction dating since 1912; today it houses The Children Palace

Religious sites

  • Biserica Sf. Ioan (St. John church). It was founded in 1498-1499 by the voivode Stefan cel Mare (Stephen 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).
  • Biserica Schimbarea la faţă (The Transfiguration Church), 0233 625574. This monument of popular religious architecture was successively founded by the Voivodes Petru Rares and Alexandru Lapusneanu (1574).
  • Biserica Adormirea Maicii Domnului (The Assumption of the Virgin Church), 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 art.
  • Biserica Buna Vestire (The Annunciation Church), str. 1 Decembrie 1918 no. 118, 0233 224546. Founded in 1740 by Iordache Darie Darmanescul, a local nobleman. 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.
  • Biserica Sf. Nicolae (St. Nicholas Church), str. Obor 1, 0744 215498. Founded in 1796 by Vogoride, a greek chancellor. There is a golden silver icon brought from Poland in 1865.
  • Biserica Constantin si Elena, str. Verii 5, 0233 210770. Founded in 1779-1787 by Stere and Mihalache Piroschi, moved in 1999 on the spot of Draga Hermitage, in Darmanesti, Piatra Neamt.
  • Schitul Doamna (Doamna Hermitage). Founded 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 style
  • Sinagoga de lemn (The wooden synagogue), str.Dimitrie Ernici, 0233 223815. Built in 1766 on a much older foundation, it's a testimony to the once thriving local Jewish community.

Reservations and parks

  • Cozla-Pietricica-Cernegura reservation. The mountains directly around the city form a natural paleontology reservation, best known for its fossil fishes from the Oligocene epoch (38 species)




  • Amadeus - Piata M.Kogalniceanu nr. 4, tel. 0233 218837, (program: 7:00-last client)
  • Cercul Gospodinelor - Parc Cozla, tel. 0233 223845, (program: 10:00-2:00)
  • Ciao Ciao - Bd. Traian Bl.A9 parter, tel. 0788 322876, (program: 8:30 - last client) pizza, restaurant, italian food
  • Colibele Haiducilor - Parcul Cozla, tel. 0233 213909, (program: 8:00-24:00)
  • Dao - Chinees food - Bd. Traian Bl.A3, tel.0040 233 228099; 0743 828668. Program: 12:00 - 22:30
  • Diesel - Str. Petru rares nr.21, tel. 0233 227376, (program: 9:00-2:00)
  • Laguna - Bd.Decebal nr.80, tel. 0233 232121, (program: 10:00-2:00); billiard
  • Marianti - Bd.Traian Bl.A6, parter, tel. 0233 221552, (program: 10:00-24:00)
  • Nefertiti - Bd.Decebal nr.196, tel. 0233 211882, (program: 9:00-24:00)
  • Paharnicul - Str. Paharnicului nr. 5, tel. 0233 212426
  • Villa Italia - str. Burebista nr.65, tel. 0233 234768 (program: 12:00-24:00)
  • Happy Food - Bd.Decebal Bl.H3 parter, tel. 0233 216457
  • Pizza&Grill 66 - Piata M.Kogalniceanu nr.1-3, tel.0233 228855 (program: 9:00-24:00)
  • Pizzeria Blue Star - Piata M.Kogalniceanu nr.1, tel. 0233 223767 (program: 8:00-24:00 )
  • Pizzeria Buon Gusto - Piata Stefan cel Mare nr.1, tel. 0233 233626 (program: non-stop)


  • Café-bar Bacardi - str. Duraului nr.1, tel.0233 217805 (program: 8:00-24:00)
  • Café Latino - Bd.Decebal Bl.I4 parter, tel. 0233 218493, 0233 214302 (program: 8:00-24:00)
  • Costarica Café - str. Titu Maiorescu Bl.I1 (program: 8:00-20:00)
  • Bar 12 (12 floor at Hotel Ceahlau) - str. Stefan cel Mare nr.3 tel. 0233 219990, 0233 219991; fax. 0233 215540; e-mail: [email protected] - night-bar, streap-tease
  • Cazino Fortunato - Piata Petrodava, tel. 0721 393599; bd. Traian, tel.0720 366031 - bar, mecanic games, electronic rullet (program: 11:00-2:00)
  • Club Q 30, str. Stefan cel Mare, nr. 31(luni-joi 16:00-24:00, vineri-duminica 16:00-4:00)
  • The Kilkeny (Irish Pub) - str. Dimitrie Leonida, nr.53 (program non-stop)


Art galleries

Art Deco - Piatra Neamt, Piata 22 Decembrie, tel. 0233 224696

Lascar Vorel - Piatra Neamt, Piata Stefan cel Mare nr.15, tel. 0233 222240

Topart - Piatra Neamt, Bd. Decebal nr.4, tel. 0233 237365



  • Hotel Central *** Piatra Neamt, Piata Petrodava nr.1-3, tel. 0233-216230, 0233 214530; fax. 0233 214532, 0233 223528, e-mail: [email protected] Capacity: 262 beds in 131 rooms (72 double-rooms; 12 matrimonial apartments; 47 (Comfort +plus) double-rooms; 30 rooms with air conditioner.

Services: Room-Service between hours 6AM and 1AM, Cable TV, Mini-bar, International telephone, Internet Access, Copying and Fax,Parking, Ticket Purchase, Safebox, Laundry and Drycleaners, Money Exchange. VISA and MASTERCARD accepted. The Hotel can host all kinds of parties in all of its 4 restaurants: Classic Restaurant (300 people), Breakfast Restaurant (150 people), Reception Hall (60 people), and Pink Salon (20 people). In these rooms there is also the possibility of organizing conferences, seminars and official meals. The restaurant offers professional services for all tastes. The Chef can cook all kinds of specialties from international recipes but also traditional Moldovan recipes. Inside the Central Complex you will find a suspended terrace with room for 150 people and one of the most modern cafeterias in country with room from 100 people. You are invited to taste the most delicious cookies: Central, Aluneta, Exotic, Select, And Tarta cu fructe de padure. Prices: Double Rooms: 53-58 Euros, Single Room: 38-43 Euros.

  • Grand Hotel Ceahlau *** Piatra Neamt, str. Stefan cel Mare nr.3, tel. 0233 219990, 0233 219991; fax. 0233 215540, e-mail: [email protected] Capacity: 244 beds in 42 Single-Rooms, 94 Double-Rooms and 7 VIP apartments. Services: Room-service, Cable TV, Internet, FAX and Courier, International telephone, air conditioner, barbershop and beauty salon, Laundry and drycleaners, Parking, Reservations and Tickets, Car Rental.Restaurant: 4 bars and terraces with room from 1600 people, Reception Hall with 120 seats, Money Exchange, Tourism Agency, Magazines.
  • Hotel Belvedere *** - Piatra Neamt, str.Petru Movila

tel. 0233 261470 Capacity: 50 beds in: 12 Rooms with 2 beds, 3 apartments, 17 beds in rooms with 2 or 3 beds. Restaurant: 80 Seats, bar with 16 seats, Parking with rooms for 10 cars. Prices: 80 Lei Double-Room; 100 Lei Triple-Room; 120 Lei apartment

  • Hotel Lido ** - Piatra Neamt, Bd. Republicii; tel. 0233 226349
  • Hotel Bulevard ** - Piatra Neamt, Bd. Republicii nr. 38-40, tel. 0233 235010, 0233 235020; fax. 0233 218111. Capacity: 75 beds in 36 Rooms. 13 Matrimonial rooms, 16 Double rooms, 3 Apartments with 3 beds, 4 Apartments with 2 beds. Services: Room Service, Cable TV, Telephone, Fax, Safebox, Parking.Restaurant with 60 Seats, diverse menus.


  • "Ambiance" pension *** - Piatra Neamt, str. Petru Movila nr. 200A

owned by ANTREC, contact person: Lucia Muj, tel. 0233 234204, 0722 608431

  • "Aris" ** pension

owned by ANTREC contact person : Lucia Muj, tel. 0233 234204, 0722 608431

  • "Cornelius" pension *** - Piatra Neamt, Str. G-ral. N.Dascalescu nr.490, tel.0233 211511, 0745 566143, 0745 372008, e-mail: - - [email protected]

Capacity: 9 Rooms: 3 Matrimonial with showers, hot water,Room Service. Restaurant: 60 Seats, Organic foods, Select Collection wines. On request can organize trips for tourists. Prices: 120 Lei per night and includes Breakfast, Internet,Telephone, Cable TV. Discount available depending a length of stay. Car Rental available.

  • "Cozla" pension ** - Piatra Neamt , str. Elena Cuza nr. 8

Contact person : Lucia Muj, tel. 0233 234204, 0722 608431

  • "Elis" pension * - Piatra Neamt, Bd. Republicii 40

Capacity: 9 locuri

  • "Nora" pension ** - Piatra Neamt, Str. Petru Movila nr.162 A

Tel. 0233 237737, Persoana de contact: Fam. Ciubotariu Contact Person: Ciubotariu Family Capacity: 2 Double Rooms with 2 beds. 7 Matrimonial Rooms. 8 Rooms have their own bathroom, all others have a common bathroom. Services: Cable TV. Restaurant: 16 seats Reservation is necessary a week before. Prices: 60 Lei/ day/ Double Room, 75 Lei/ Day/ Double Room with sofa.

  • "Red Rock" pension ** - Piatra Neamt , str. Maratei nr. 63

tel 0233 228077

  • "Virginia" pension ** - Piatra Neamt - apartine ANTREC,

Contact person : Lucia Muj, tel. 0233 234204, 0722 608431

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