Detailed Description Church Of St John The Baptist
In the historical center of the city lies the princely Church of St. John the Baptist, which was built in 1497-1498, as result from the inscription at the entrance:
“Binecinstitorul si de Hristos iubitorul Io Stefan voievod, a inceput si a zidit si a savarsit acest hram in numele Nasterii cinstitului si slavitului prooroc Ioan Botezatorul si Inaintemergatorul, intru ruga siesi si doamnei sale Maria si prea iubitului lor fiu Bogdan voievod, care a inceput a se zidi in anul 7005 (1497) iulie 15 si s-a savarsit in anul 7006 (1498) iar al domniei sale al 40 si doilea curgator, luna noiembrie, 11 zile.”
Of churches of Stefan the great Church in Piatra Neamt is distinguished by a special inner structure through the characteristic form and exquisite style of the Moldavian construction system of that era. Touch of originality to this building is the date the entry is made through a portal stone Gothic on invoice is a sculptural decoration, a less usual case for Prince ctitoriile. Built after a triconch plan with entrance West, House of worship is built of stone and brick and has a roof type with wooden roof covers.