Piatra Neamț

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

Understand

With its cozy streets and coffee shops, warm people and antique boutiques Piatra Neamţ will make you feel at home. Surrounded by wooded mountains and boasting modern comforts, Piatra is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Moldova (and perhaps all of Romania). It also offers a small town feel that, for those who frequently travel there, gives a warm feeling whenever one passes through the Bine ati venit arch that welcomes people back to the city.

The medieval tower of Piatra Neamt.

Talk

Romanian (of course), but most young citizens speak English and many speak Italian, French or German;

Get in

By train

There are two daily direct trains (one InterCity and one Rapid) from Bucharest, as well as one Accelerat train from Iasi. By car from Bucharest 4 hours or by bus 4–5 hours. There are three daily buses from Cluj-Napoca. One is a minibus that departs at 9AM. The trip takes 5–6 hours. At 11AM there is a bus that is slower and arrives in Piatra around 8PM.

Get around

Exceptionally cheap minibuses (nostalgically referred to as 'Roznov buses' by the locals) run throughout the city, it costs 2.5 RON to use this transport and the price doesn't change, if you're going to the end of the road, or the opposite end of the city! Taxis are reasonably cheap, be warned though, they WILL try and con you out of money. A good example of this is that the driver might place his meter in a position where the customer cannot see it. Other times he will 'forget' to turn on the meter and at the destination give you an inflated price. If the driver fails to turn on the meter then it would be wise to ask him to do this, he will oblige. One might even be inclined to negotiate the price with the driver before agreeing to go with him. A 5 minute journey from the outskirts to the centre seems to cost around 7/8RON.

See

Museums

Historical sites

Religious sites

Reservations and parks

Eat

Drink

Buy

Art galleries

Art Deco - Piatra Neamt, Piata 22 Decembrie, tel. +40 233 224696

Lascar Vorel - Piatra Neamt, Piata Stefan cel Mare nr.15, tel. +40 233 222240

Topart - Piatra Neamt, Bd. Decebal nr.4, tel. +40 233 237365

Bicycles shops

There is a well-stocked (with Shimano parts, e.g.) bicycle shop, Sport and Bike Planet, at the south end of Str. Ozana.

Hotels

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.

Pensions

Neamt county,locality Vaduri, Contact:Topliceanu Melania +40 722 626859 email:pensiunea.melania@yahoo.com, Pension tourist Melania is situated on the route Piatra Neamt-Bicaz, the valley town of Bistrita in Vaduri. Tourist attractions such as monasteries Pangarati, Bistrita, Bicaz Chei, Red Lake, are located nearby. 5 bedrooms, a recreation room with pool table, large spaces for spending time inside, terrace and swimming pool outdoor.

owned by ANTREC, http://www.antrec.ro/ contact person: Lucia Muj, tel. +40 233 234204, +40 722 608431

owned by ANTREC, http://www.antrec.ro/ contact person : Lucia Muj, tel. +40 233 234204, +40 722 608431

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.

Contact person : Lucia Muj, tel. +40 233 234204, +40 722 608431

Capacity: 9 locuri

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.

tel +40 233 228077

Contact person : Lucia Muj, tel. +40 233 234204, +40 722 608431

Workout Gyms

CHIMINA SAN GYM Piatra Neamt Baltagului Street no.6(Inside the Central Market Complex) 5min walk from city downtown tel:+40 233227570; +40 749488245; +40 746137426.Fitness Club,Powerlifting club,Bodybuilding club,Weight loss programs,personal trainer,Nutrition Bar,Dry sauna,massage.Our gym is built to help people realize their goals and find their inner strength. We combine the most diverse amenities with the best personal training to deliver the ultimate fitness experience

Stay safe

The city is one of the safest citys in Romania and ranked as top 20 safest city in Europe. Regardless, always be prudent and take basic precautions as you would in any other city. Watch your pockets when there are gypsies around. And beware of packs of feral dogs at night.

Go next

There are buses that travel to Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Suceava, Bacau, Orhei, Chişinău as well as others that travel to various villages in Neamt County.

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