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About Citadel of Neamt

Neamt Citadel is a medieval fortress located in north-eastern part of Romania, near Targu Neamt, Neamt district.

The fortress was built in the late fourteenth century by Peter I Musat and fortified in the fifteenth century by Stephen the Great.

The citadel played a key role in Stephen the Great of Moldavia's defense system, along with Suceava, Hotin, Soroca, Orhei, Tighina, Chilia and Cetatea Alba.

Neamt city was an important fortified outpost to defend the western border of Moldova and  Carpathians before continuing the policy of territorial expansion eastward Hungarian Kingdom . It was one of the best medieval fortified cities of  Moldavian  and played an important role in the overall defense of the country.

Neamt Citadel is built of river stones (used as both elevation and as infill walls), quarry stones (used in arches, sills, pillars and buttresses) and greenish sandstone rock. Between the city and the rest of the plateau is a defense ditch (on the north). The citadel has a gate ("gate Musatin") located in the middle of the northern wall.
Musatin fort has a rectangle shape, with unequal sides, the north side is 38.50 m, 37.50 m south side, east side and west side 47 m and 40 m, thick walls are about 3 m. In the four corners of the fort is Musatin defense towers, which are located outside the walls.

Contact and information:

Address: Str. Cetatii, Targu Neamt, Romania
Railway station: Targu Neamt
Phone: +4 0733.981.798
web: www.muzeu-neamt.ro

Opening hours:

April - September
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Monday: Closed

October - March
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed

Tickets:

Adults: 5 lei
Children: 3 lei

Video/photo fee: 10 lei

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