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Not to be confused with Moldova, the neighbouring country.

Moldavia (Romanian: Moldova) is a region in north-eastern Romania, sharing a border with Moldova and Ukraine. It consists of the counties of Suceava, Iași, Vaslui, Galați, Vrancea, Botoșani, Neamț and Bacău.


Regions in Moldavia
  Upper Moldavia (Bacău County, Neamț County, Botoșani County)
  Lower Moldavia (Iași County, Galați County, Vrancea County, Vaslui County)


Map of Moldavia

Iași County[edit]

Palace of Culture in Iași
  • 1 Iași — the main city, former residence of Moldavian voivodes, important Romanian cultural and business center, university city
  • Ruginoasa — Alexandru Ioan Cuza memorial palace
  • Hârlău — museum of vineyard and wine, vineyards of Cotnari nearby
  • Miclăușeni — monastery and Sturdza castle
  • Hadâmbu and Dobrovăț monasteries
  • Cucuteni — neolithic archeological site
  • Pașcani

Vaslui County[edit]

Huși Cathedral
  • Vaslui
  • Bârlad
  • Huși - vineyards nearby

Bacău County[edit]

  • 2 Bacău — an important Moldavian city with 200,000 people, village of Ardeoani - George Enescu memorial house
  • 3 Comănești Comănești on Wikipedia
  • 4 Onești
  • 5 Moinești Moinești on Wikipedia
  • 6 Slănic Moldova — spa resort with mineral waters

Vrancea County[edit]

Mărășești memorial
  • 7 Focșani Focșani on Wikipedia - wine region
  • 8 Mărășești Mărășești on Wikipedia - known for the fights in the World War I

Galați County[edit]

  • 9 Galați — industrial city, with almost 300,000 people, largest port and sea port on the Danube

Botoșani County[edit]

  • 10 Botoșani
  • Dorohoi - nearby the village of Ipotești with Mihai Eminescu, romanian national poet, memorial house

Neamț County[edit]

Old church in Piatra Neamț
  • 11 Piatra Neamț — monastery of Bistrița nearby. Surrounded by wooded mountains and boasting modern comforts, Piatra is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Moldova
  • 12 Bicaz — a good base for nearby lakes, canyon, and Eastern Carpathians, Izvorul Muntelui lake
  • 13 Târgu Neamț — Neamț citadel, Agapia and Neamț monasteries and the memorial house of the famous writer Ion Creangă
Ion Creangă memorial house
  • Roman

Other destinations[edit]


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There are daily flights to Bacău and Iași airports.

Get around[edit]


Sturdza Castle in Miclăuşeni
  • 1 Sturdza Castle (Castelul Sturdza).
  • Izvorul Muntelui Lake
Izvorul Muntelui Lake
  • Ceahlău mountain
  • 2 Bicaz Gorge (Cheile Bicazului). Bicaz Canyon (Q854055) on Wikidata Bicaz Gorge on Wikipedia
  • Bicăjel Gorge (Cheile Bicăjelului).
  • 3 Șugău Gorge (Cheile Șugăului). (Q12723970) on Wikidata



Off road[edit]

  • Piatra Neamţ - Hard enduro contests



Most popular drink in Lower Moldavia (Ţara de Jos a Moldovei) is wine from the vineyards of Cotnari, Panciu, Odobeşti, Huşi.

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