Mountain villages, wonderful landscapes: Bârnadu – Trei Fântâni – Izvorul Alb
Bârnadu village is situated in a very beautiful area in Neamţ county. The village is placed at the foothill of Ciurgău Mountain, on the ridge between the basins of Şugău and Bardosul rivers, consisting of scattered households, with large courtyards and narrow lanes. Bârnadu is situated just above the high and steep Bicaz Gorges, making a picturesque destination of it, an oasis of peace and beauty, where landscapes of Șugău Gorges, Criminiș Peak and Hășmașu Mare Peak are available to the viewers. The most frequented way of access to the village is the forest road that departs from Bicaz Gorges and climbs up to the top of the mountain, ending in the glade where the houses are located. The tourists who venture through these places not only enjoy the sceneries of breathtaking beauty, but also have the opportunity to discover warm, honest and hardworking individuals, truly brave mountain people.
Trei Fântâni Village (Village of the Three Fountains), located at the foothill of Hăşmaş Mountain at an altitude of about 900 meters, is considered one of the most attractive and charming villages in Romania. The village belongs to the Commune of Dămuc and the name “Three Fountains” is taken after the three springs in the area. The villagers’ houses are built according to the traditional mountain architecture. Located at the borderline between Neamţ and Harghita counties, Trei Fântâni Village hosts about 100 families, mostly Hungarians.