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Manastirea Văratec / Văratec Monastery

Aceasta a fost prima manastire vizitata de mine in excursia prin Moldova. Aceasta manastire urma sa imi faca o idee despre ce va urma zilele urmatoare (desi urmatoarele manastiri au fost mult mai wow decat ma asteptam).

Din ce am aflat cautand informatii, aceasta manastire este cea mai mare manastire de maicute din Romania 🙂 Este deasemenea una dintre cele mai accesibile si vizitate manastiri din Judetul Neamt. Ce aduce oamenii aici? Unii vor doar sa vada o manastire inedita, altii poate vin pentru peisajul pitoresc, dar cei mai multi vin aici pentru a aduce un omagiu la Mormantul lui Veronica Micle. Aceasta doamna a fost marea iubire a poetului Mihai Eminescu si este ingropata aici deoarece aici la aceasta manastire si-a trait ultimii ani din viata…

Si acum, cateva fotografii…

ENGLISH:

This was the first monastery i visited on my trip through Moldova. This monastery was going to be a preview for all the ones to follow ( the following monasteries that i visited were much much more amazing).

From what information i could gather of the web, this monastery is the biggest nunnery in the country 🙂 It is also the most accessible and visited monastery in Neamt district. What brings people here? SOme come here to see an amazing monastery, others come here for the beautiful scenery, but i think most come here to pay their respects at the grave of Veronica Micle. This lady was the greatest love of the renowned poet Mihai Eminescu and is buried here, because she lived the last few years of her life at this monastery…

And now a few photos…

Reclame

Manastirea Neamt / Neamt Monastery

Bine ati venit la cel mai mare si mai vechi asezamant bisericesc din Moldova. Desi atestata  documentar inca din 1407, actuala biserica a fost construita sub Domnia lui Stefan Cel Mare. Astfel in onoarea acestuia aici se poate vedea coroana domnitorului, in micul muzeu organizat aici… Exista si o mica legenda in aceasta locatie, si este vorba de „sfantul necunoscut”. Ramasitele unui om au fost gasite ingropate in curtea asezamantului cu cativa ani in urma… Fiind ingropat aici, este de seama ca acest om a fost important, insa numele lui a fost pierdut in negura timpului, fiind astazi cunoscut dupa cum v-am spus ca „sfantul necunoscut”.

Bucurati-va de aceasta locatie superba…  🙂

ENGLISH:

Welcome to the biggest church emplacement in Moldova. Although documented since 1407, the current church was build under the reign of Stefan the Great. Thus in his honor, his crown is being stored here and exposed in a church museum here… There is also a legend at this location, and it refers to „the holy unknown one”. The remains of a man have been discovered in the courtyard of the emplacement a few years back… Being buried here, the man must have been someone important, yet his name has been lost in the fog of time, being known today only as the holy unknown one.

Enjoy this amazing location…  🙂

Manastirea Agapia / Agapia Monastery

Astazi incep sa va prezint cateva din Manastirile faimoase din Moldova si Bucovina, cateva doar, pentru ca atat am apucat sa vizitez, dar promit sa ma introrc sa le vad pe toate 🙂

Una din Manastirile importante ale Moldovei, Agapia este reprezentata in realitate de Biserica noua, care se deosebeste prin frescele unice pictate de Nicolae Grigorescu, si schitul vechi, special pentru ascunderea sa in inima padurii… Amandou sunt superbe, amandoua merita vizitate.

Schitul vechi ofera o liniste desavarsita si un aer proaspat incredibil. Totul este din lemn, si confera un aer vechi locului… Ce este trist, este ca la intrarea spre schit exista un semn pe care scrie: „atentie se sparg masini”… Daca nici la manastiri nu se opresc oamenii din facut prostii, ce sa mai zicem…  Manastirea Agapia noua, am aflat ca este a doua cea mai mare manastire de maicute de la noi din tara, prima fiind Manastirea Varatec. O manastirea ca nici una alta, cu niste picturi superbe si desavarsite.  Si ca bonus, in spatele Bisericii gasim si casa memoriala a autorului Al. Vlahuta, afland ca mama acestuia a fost una din maicutele de la manastire 🙂

ENGLISH:

Today i shall start showing you a few of the famous Monasteries around Moldova and Bucovina, just a few because i only visited a few, but i promise to go back and visit them all 🙂

One of the monasteries of Moldova is „Agapia”, and is in fact represented by 2 sites. The new church, special for it’s unique frescoes painted by the famous Nicolae Grigorescu, and the old site, special for it’s hideout away from the world in the woods… Both are amazing, and both must be visited.

The old site, offers a serene moment along with some incredibly fresh air. All is made of woo around here, giving the place an „old” feel… What is sad, is the fact that at the entry towards the church, you find a sign that says „warning, cars get broken into, around here”… If not even in front of churches do people behave themselves, what can we say?… The new Agapia church is the second biggest nunnery in the country, the first being Varatec Monastery. A monastery like no other, with amazing paintings that give it an unique air. And as a bonus, behind the church we can find the poet Al. Vlahuta’s  memorial house, discovering that his mother was one of the nuns at this monastery 🙂

 

Gradina Zoologica „Dragos Voda” – Judetul Neamt / „Dragos Voda” Zoo – Neamt district

Cautand obiective turistice pentru plimbarea prin Moldova, am aflat despre o „Rezervatie de Zimbri”, aflata prin Judetul Neamt… Am zis ca este un obiectiv mai rar intalnit si ca nu trebuie ratat… Citisem un pic inainte, ca se intinde pe multe hectare, si ca in prezent gazduieste in jur de 7-8 zimbri… Odata ajuns acolo, am descoperit ca rezervatia de zimbri este defapt o gradina zoologica, gazduind o gama mai variata de animale… Cateva tarcuri cu cate un urs/ porc mistret/ lup, si mai multe tipuri de pasari sunt primele vietati care intampina vizitatorii… Mai departe, tarcurile devin din ce in ce mai mari, oferind multa libertate caprioarelor, cerbilor si zimbrilor tinuti aici… Am aflat de asemenea ca cei 3 zimbri amarati nu sunt singuri ce „locuiesc” aici, restul aflanduse pe domeniul foarte extins al gradinii…  Peisajele descoperite aici in schimb trebuie sa recunosc ca m-au impresionat foarte mult, chiar mai mult decat animalutele pe care am venit sa le vad 🙂  Aveti cateva exemple mai jos in fotografi…

ENGLISH:

Looking for touristic objectives for my trip through Moldova, i learned about an „Bison reservation” in the Neamt district… I said to myself that an objective like this must not be missed… I read a bit about this place in advance, and knew that it was spread over a huge spot of land, and that it currently houses around 7-8 bisons…  ONce i got there, i discovered that the reservation is actually a zoo, housing a wide variety of animals… Pens that hold, 1 bear, 1 boar and 1 wolf, along with many many types of birds, are the first things that great visitors…  Further on, the pens get bigger and bigger to offer more freedom to the dears, bisons and stags that hate held here… I also found out that the 3 bisons that the visitors see, are not the only ones, the rest living in the wild, on the huge grounds of the zoo… I must admit that the scenery i discovered here impressed me alot, even more than the animals i came here to see 🙂 You can see that for yourselves in the few photos below…