Tourist attractions

The towns of the North-East region of Romania offer to the visitors a rich and important patrimony of special tourist attractions, and also historical monuments, memorial houses, monasteries, citadels, museums and original places to spend the free time.

The city of Iasi, considered to be the capital of the Moldavia region, abounds in historical and tourist objectives full of the spirit of the Romanian people past.

A main attraction is the oldest church of the town, the “Sf. Nicolae Domnesc” foundation, built by the Stefan Cel Mare(Stephen the Great) ruler and restored at the end of the 19th century. Still in the field of spirituality you can visit the church Trei Ierarhi, the Golia Monastery an the Metropolitan Cathedral.

The tourists can make an incursion during the interwar period visiting the Cetatuia Monastery, foundation of the Gheorghe Duca ruler, the Galata Monastery since the ruler Petru Schiopu(Peter the Lame), the Saint Sava Church (17th century) or the Monastery Frumoasa(the Beautiful Monastery) (18th century).

The Copou park hosts the Lime-Tree of Mihai Eminescu and the “Mihai Eminescu” Museum.

The memorial houses of the poets “Mihail Sadoveanu”, “George Toparceanu”, “Mihai Codreanu” and “Otilia Cazimir” arouse such an interest, and also the “Sfantul Spiridon” Hospital, the biggest in Moldavia, built in the middle of the 18th century.

Other buildings and historical monuments are the Lions Obelisk, the Palace of Ion Creanga, The Roznovanu Palace, and Braunstein (Piata Unirii), Pogor House, the Turkish Bathroom and the Ferentz Cross.  With regard to parks and gardens, you should not miss the Exhibition Park and the Botanical Garden of Iasi.

There are also many cultural institutions, such as the Al.I. Cuza University(the first modern university of Romania), the National Theatre, the Dosoftei House, the Museum of Romanian Literature, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of History and the Tatarasi Atheneum.

The Bacau county, which first signs of habitation are since the Palaeolithic age, is a cradle of traditions and culture.

Bacau can be proud of having the biggest catholic cathedral of the East of Europe and is one of the fewest cities of Romania which has an Astronomic Observatory, called “Victor Anestin”.

Near the centre of the city, there is the Statue of Stefan cel Mare(Stephen the Great). With regard to cathedrals and churches, you can visit the Church and the ruins of the royal court of the ruler Alexandru-Voda(Alexander the Voievode), son of Stefan Cel Mare (Stephen the Great), The “Precista” Church, renovated by Vasile Lupu in 1641, the Sfantul Ilie (Elijah) Orthodox, the Sfantul Ioan (John the Baptist) Church and the “Inaltarea Domnului” (The Ascension of Jesus) Cathedral.

The “Nicu Enea” memorial house and the one of the illustrious poet “George Bacovia” are other interesting objectives for visitor, and the Hemeius Arboretum Park of the North of Bacau hosts more than 500 woody plants, some of them, exotic.

For relaxing and amusement activities, there is the Artificial Amusement Island created in the middle of a lake formed by the Bistrita river where you can practice open air sports, boat rowing and you can also get tan in summertime.

The tourist objectives of  the city of Suceava refer to churches and historical monasteries, such as Sfantul Ioan cel Nou Monastery, Teodoreni and Zamca or the Church Biserica Mirauti, Sf. Dumitru(Saint Dumitry), Sf Nicolae(Saint Nicholas) and Sinagoga Gah (1870).

The museum complex of Bucovina is made of the Museum of History, the Ethnographic Museum, the Suceava’s Citadel of the Throne and the Royal Court, the Museum of the Bucovina Village and the Memorial House of Nicolae Labis.

The region of Neamt, ancient Romanian territory, annually attracts a big number of tourists at sketes and churches such as Biserica Domneasca(the Princely Church), the Church of Valeni, the Skete Draga (Cozla) or the Skete Doamna.

Other important objectives are the Curtea Domneasca(the Royal Court), the Batca Doamnei Fortress, the Steeple, the Cupbearer House and the Memorial House of Calistrat Hogas.

On the Bistrita Valley, the Bistricani Monastery, Bistrita or Durau are real historical and spiritual monuments. Targu Neamt and the region of Roman are full of important monuments, impressive churches and civil buildings of public interest.

In the city of Botosani you can visit the ex public garden Varnav, the Memorial House of Nicolae Iorga, the Octav Onicescu Museum, The Silion House (French eclectic style, art-nouveau), and also foundation of a particular beauty, such as the Church Sf. Nicolae(Saint Nicholas), Uspenia, the Trinity Armenian Gregorian Church and the Church of Lippovans.

The Vaslui region waits for its visitors at the Penes Curcanul Mausoleum, the County Museum of Stefan cel Mare(Stephen the Great), the Princely Houses Mavrocordat and Ghica. Founded in 1940 by Stephen the Great, as Chapel of the princely court, the “Taierea Capului Sf. Ioan Botezatorul” (the Beheading of the Saint John the Baptist) Church is other  reason for the charm that the North East Region of Romania holds.