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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.


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


Iași CountyEdit

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

Vaslui CountyEdit

Huși Cathedral
  • Vaslui
  • Bârlad
  • Huși - vineyards nearby

Bacău CountyEdit

  • 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 CountyEdit

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

Galați CountyEdit

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

Botoșani CountyEdit

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

Neamț CountyEdit

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

Other destinationsEdit


Get inEdit

By planeEdit

There are daily flights to Bacău and Iași airports.

Get aroundEdit


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 roadEdit

  • 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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