Traditions & Culture
Moldavia has rich cultural traditions but these are largely unknown outside Romania.
Many of Romania's great poets, writers and artists came from this region, including Nicolae Iorga, who wrote over 2,000 books and articles, the composer George Enescu and the national poet Mihai Eminescu.
Each of the region’s main cities has a number of interesting museums, and there are even some more in villages. Some of them have preserved items from the Neolithic as well as pre-Roman and Getic eras, and others illustrate the traditions and culture of the area.
There is an art gallery in each of the main cities, as well as art shops, memorial houses and ad-hoc exhibitions.
But the culture here is not just a display in a museum, the region lives an intense cultural and artistic life in every season of the year.
There are numerous traditional festivals, classical as well as modern music concerts and discos in almost every locality.
Theatres can be found in every main town and the theater festivals play an important role in the cultural life of the region.
Another attraction is represented by the rural festivals. Some of them are traditional or religious celebrations which take place around the region, but others are purely local affairs with low publicity, promotion or outside participation.