More to know – History Present
The structure of the fortress was built of river stones and sandstone rock. In the middle of the fortress there is a courtyard surrounded by different buildings, each with a specific purpose.
The elegant and impressive fortress was built in the 14th century, during the time of Peter I and was fortified in the 15th century by Stephen the Great, who ordered the walls of the fortress to be raised by 6-7 m and to be either narrow battlements and windows were built, through which the defenders of the fortress could watch over possible enemies.
This fortress was built during the consolidation of the medieval state of Moldova, during Petru Mușat’s defense against the Ottomans and was fortified in the 15th century. The glory period of the medieval fortress corresponds to the reign of Stephen the Great (1457-1504). The military leader of great exception who understands the role of fortifications in defending the country, Moldova being defended by a strong defensive system, he raised the old walls of the fortress and in 1476 Neamt Fortress faced the siege imposed by Muhammad II.
Since 1718 the fortress represents a very important and special historical objective for the city of Târgul Neamț but in time it deteriorated but in 1866 it is declared a historical monument and only in 1968 the consolidation works of the walls began.
The whole restoration process continued after 1992 when the monument entered the UNESCO restoration and renovation program, then in 2007-2009 the last changes took place, the old fortress being reborn from its own ashes, delighting the eyes of all tourists.
For visitors who want to know all the information to know its history, the fortress has explanatory panels everywhere but you can also find details from the guide who will greet you.