Podu’ cu Lanțuri – Live Your Unique Experience

Sometimes it feels boring stopping at contemporary hotels where you just want to reach your room, lay in your bed and fall asleep. Sometimes you want your road break to be as interesting as possible.

“Podu cu Lanturi” (Chain Bridge) Hotel will satisfy your expectations and you will surely want to come back again. It is situated in Bacau, on the way to Piatra Neamt and it is a medieval inn which will surprise even with the smallest details. If you like gothic style, you are exactly where you have to be, because the hotel is built according to this style, you can even find a fresco that contains images from the Middle Ages. It is painted by Horia Ghelu.

More than that, the restaurant and the menu are absolutely extraordinary! Imagine yourself trying dishes which where served more than 500 years ago! Imagine yourself enjoying a lunch or a dinner and eating chervil borsch and baked ram. Who has the courage to refuse such a lunch?

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A New Astronomical Chapter in Bacău

November 30, 1976, is a remarkable date for the city of Bacovia. The old house of Criste Cristoveanu has become over the years one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Bacău. The string of years has continued to surprise through considerable achievements, such as the one in 1978, when the operating space that had facilitated the construction of a unique tower in Moldova was obtained. One year later, the observatory was hosted in “The water tower” located on Trotuş Street, number 10. Then, in 1980, the activity of the observatory was encouraged through the purchasing of a planetarium and of two telescopes of 63/80 mm, from Germany.

The old “Victor Anestin” Astronomical Observatory on Bacău. Source: www.bacauinfo.ro

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Bacău – The City at the Confluence of Bistrița with Siret

General Information

Municipality in  Moldavia, the  residence of Bacău County  is located at an altitude of 165 m in the Siret Valley, right by the river Bistrița (due to which there is a hydroelectric plant that supplies a part of the electricity of the city), near the confluence with the Siret. Also known as the city of Bacovia, Bacău counted during the census of 2011, a number of 144.307 inhabitants.

The Prefecture of Bacău – Photo: Nicoleta Tudor

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The Ethnography Department of Bacău- The Sketch of a World Long Gone

Secția de etnografie40 (2)How many of us have not painted into their souls the stories that their grandparents used so tell at the fireside about the old life, about the customs and habits of ancient times? The memories were not buried along with our grandparents, but crept for a long time in our memory. These stories still inhabit our memories, and they revive every time we invoke them.

As a child, I was trying to portray in my mind people dressed in sprouts flax or hemp, who ransacked using the harrow the fertile soil in early spring or the women who, while snowdrifts covered the house, gathered for handicraft evening sittings and began to weave memories with the loom.
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General geographical aspects

Teatrul Național "Vasile Alecsandri" din Iași
National Theatre”Vasile Alecsandri”, Iași, Romania

Romania is situated in the South-East of Central Europe, north from the Balkan Peninsula, in the Lower Danube Basin. It borders Hungary at North-West, at East it borders Ukraine, The Moldavian Republic, and the Black Sea, at South Bulgaria, at South and South-West Serbia, and at North again Ukraine.

Romania’s surface is of 238.391 km2, placing itself on the 12th position in Europe.

The geological age is the same with that of the continent, approximating 550 millions of years.

Landform: mountainous area 31%, hills and uplands 33%, plains 36%.

Rivers basins: The Danube river in the South of the country, with a length of 1.075 km (from the total of 2.850 km from the source to its mouth; it flows into the Black Sea)

Rivers: Mureş, Olt, Prut, Siret, Ialomiţa, Someş, Argeş, Jiu, Râul Buzău, Râul Bistriţa.

Lakes: Approximately 2.300 lakes (2.650 km2). The most known are: Razelm (415 km2), Sinoe 171 km2), Brateş (21 km2), Tasăul (20 km2), Techirghiol (12 km2), Snagov (5,8 km2).

The climate is temperate-continental, with western oceanic influence, Mediterranean in the South-West, excessively continental in the North-East. The average annual temperature is of approximately 8 °C in the North of the country, and of 11 °C in the South. The average level of precipitations does not exceed 700 mm per year.

Population. According to the 20th of October 2011 census, the stable population of Romania was of 20.121.641 people.

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