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tour in Moldova- Painted monasteries and Bicaz Gorges , 5 or more days

Bicaz Gorges area with a length of 6 km from the Red Lake upstream to downstream Bicaz Ardelean village is crossed by the road linking the towns of Transcarpathian DN12C Gheorgheni and Bicaz. Gorges included Bicaz Gorges – Hăşmaş and do part of the nature reserve Bicaz Gorges – Red Lake. The lake was formed relatively recently, one day in July 1837 when, after a series of storms and torrential rains in Mount Ucigasu ( the Killer ) broke off a piece and blocked river Licas, Sheep and Red river.  Downstream of Red Lake Bicaz start keys in the Carpathians, on the river Bicaz, making the connection between Transylvania and Moldova . It has a length of 8 km from Red Lake to Bicaz Ardelean village. The limestone walls of Bicaz Gorges are a result of their cutting of fast waters of the Gorges. Gorges were formed Bicaz River and linking Transylvania and Moldova. Bicaz Gorges part of Bicaz National Park, which has Hasmas protected areas: Red Lake , Bicaz Gorges, Hasmasul Mare. The road consists of dizzying serpentine. The limestone walls of caves hidden rocks (such as the Black Cave and Cave Falls) and potholes (Licas, pothole three entries). The spectacle of nature increases as follow road and when you get between the rocky walls that hold you in a vice to “Throat of Hell”, you feel like an ant, in broad daylight, summer, where are you two steps to get the all of empire sun rays could’t to get here. And then understand why the place is divided into three sections called : Hell Gate, porch of Hell and Hell’s neck.

Attractions in the area :

The lake “Mountain Spring” (35km length over an area of 33 km2), also known as the “Lake Bicaz“. It is the largest artificial lake (anthropogenic) arranged on the interior rivers in Romania, located on the upper Bistrita River. The lake was formed by the construction of hydroelectric dam – Bicaz.  Bicaz tourist harbor, where boats leave for recreational rides, tourist stops in the area and near Spring Mountain (797 m alt.) Have transformed the entire area into a tourist center.  In the area known 3 legends that speak of human life in the mountains. Do you want accommodation at 3*** floating hotel, cost 100-150 Lei/ person, while accommodation houses is 100 Lei/ night.

Ceahlau -Neamţ County is located within easy reach of the city and Lake Bicaz Spring Mountain. Its summit is considered the highest peak Great Ocolasul , 1907 m, peak Toaca measuring only 1900 m. Ceahlău was considered by the Dacians, as the abode of the god Zalmoxis. Ceahlau ancestor’s name for Pion (Peon), which comes from the Greek word, translated means “pole house”. Today Ceahlau is considered as the second holy mountain of Orthodox Christianity after Mount Athos. Area Ceahlau-Durau is situated 6 km from Lake Spring Mountain, in the foothills Ceahlau at altitude of 780-800m on the northwest slope of the mountain Ceahlau. Natural tourism potential Ceahlau determined arrangement of paths and resting places since the last century. The Cantacuzino family arranged around the first path to the heights Ceahlău 1860 and the first shelters are built in 1906 near Cold Fountain  – Fântânele 1914. The main objectives of the attraction of tourists who conglomerate relief We represent central area, among the most spectacular forms Panagia, Toaca, Dorobanţilor hat, Water Stone, Detunatele, Dochia haystack Miron, Water Stone, etc. for climbing enthusiasts,  climbing routes in the massif.


Durau Monastery, Monastery Bistrita, Monastery Agapia, Văratec Monastery, Secu Monastery, Monastery Sihastria, Hermitage Sihla, Tarpesti Museum, Neamt Fortress ,ruins of the Royal Court,  Cneji  Palace.

Almost all the monasteries of Moldavia and Bukovina   are built on the order of Stefan the Great – the ruler and king of Moldavia (contemporary with Vlad The Impaler )

Putna Monastery –

is the first and most important foundation of the Stephen the Great and the Holy One, over five centuries watches the legendary land of Bucovina. Chronicler I. Neculce thus tells how the place where the Putna Monastery was to be built was:  “Stefan-Voivod the Good, when they started to make the Putna Monastery, fired with a bow from a mountain peak which is near the monastery. And where they have the arrow, they have made the altar in the altar.” St. Stephen the Great, who on May 1, 1488 gave Putna Monastery the skull of St. Hierarch Ghenadie, falls asleep in the Lord on 2 July 1504. “Stefan Voievod, who reigned in Tara Moldovei for 47 years and three months, passed to The village dwellings in the year 7012 (1504), July, on the second day, Tuesday, at the fourth hour of the day – 10. ” He will be buried in the Putna Monastery church.

Sucevita Monastery –

 Founders – Movileşti family, This family of boyars has a special place in the history of our country, from which a metropolitan and two rulers are emerging.  The founder of Sucevita monastery finds out from various documents, is due to Gheorghe Movila, who has devoted himself to the monastic life. The period of the monks’ monks was organized around a wooden church, built at the beginning of the 14th century, and today the place is remembered by a cross (on the site of the Holy Altar) on Mount Furcoi in front of the current monastery. It was also perpetuated the celebration of her patronage – The Lord’s Changing of the Lord (August 6) – as a monument to the Suceviţa Monastery (although the large church on the premises is dedicated to the Resurrection of the Lord).

Moldovita Monastery  –

Surrounded by the forested mountains of Bucovina, the monastery Moldovita is celebrated with the Good Annunciation. The first stone church was built under the reign of Alexander the Good between 1402-1410, with a whole building complex.

Humor Monastery –

What impresses and especially attracts admiration is his external frescoes. The main iconographic themes are: The Acatist of the Annunciation (Southern Facade), The Tree of Jesse (Northern Facade), The Last Judgment (Western Facade), comprising a procession of holy angels, prophets, apostles, hierarchs, martyrs and gods

Voronet Monastery –

Founded by Stefan cel Mare (1488), the building is famous for the “blue of Voronet” – considered by the world’s only specialists and known as Rubens’ red or Veronese’s green.

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