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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 Iași, Vaslui, Galați, Vrancea, Botoșani, Neamț and Bacău.


Iași County

Palace of Culture in Iași
  • Iași — the main city, former residence of moldavian voivodes, cultural center, university city
  • Hîrlău - vineyards of Cotnari nearby

Vaslui County

Huși Cathedral
  • Vaslui
  • Bârlad
  • Huși - vineyards nearby

Bacău County

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

Vrancea County

Mărășești memorial
  • Focșani - wine region
  • Mărășești - known for the fights in the World War I

Galați County

  • Galați — city on the Danube, with almost 300,000 people

Botoșani County

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

Neamț County

Old church in Piatra Neamț
  • Piatra Neamț - monastery of Bistrița nearby
  • Bicaz — a good base for nearby lakes, canyon, and Eastern Carpathians, Izvorul Muntelui lake
  • Târgu Neamț - Neamț citadel, Agapia and Neamț monasteries and the memorial house of the famous writer Ion Creangă
Ion Creangă memorial house
  • Roman

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Get in

By plane

There are daily flights to Bacău and Iași airports.

Get around


Sturdza Castle in Miclăuşeni
  • 1 Sturdza Castle (Castelul Sturdza).
  • Izvorul Muntelui Lake
Izvorul Muntelui Lake
  • Ceahlău mountain
Ceahlău mountains
  • Bicaz Gorge (Cheile Bicazului).
  • Bicăjel Gorge (Cheile Bicăjelului).
  • Șugău Gorge (Cheile Șugăului).
Șugău gorge




Off road

  • Piatra Neamţ - Hard enduro contests



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

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