The Municipality of Bacau is the capital city of this county.
The land of Bacau county which has a varied and picturesque relief with the Eastern Carpathians and hilly regions washed by the Bistrita, Trotus, Siret, Tazlau, Casin and Slanic Rivers with their wonderful valleys and rich flora, is an important point of tourist attraction consisting in watering places, different natural landscapes, historic and art monuments,memorial houses.
On its surface, 26,700 ha are covered by forests. The cultivated fields are the other part. At the end of 1995 the population was of 753,479 inhabitants.
Administratively, this county has two municipalities (Bacau and Onesti), six towns (Buhusi, Comanesti, Darmanesti, Moinesti, Slanic-Moldova, Tg. Ocna and 79 villages.
The lengths of the railways is of 226 km (of which 191 km are electrified), and the one of roads which cross this county is of 2,301 km; five national roads start from Bacau city. There is also an airport in Bacau.
Mainly there are 14 hotels with 2,431 places, 21 tourist cottages with 1,292 places, 4 inns and motels with 114 places, 4 camping grounds with 634 places, 6 school camps and one tourist pension with 28 places.
The cure, transit and rest are the main tourist activities of this county.
The main points of tourist interest are Slanic Moldova, Poiana Sarata, Tg. Ocna and Poiana Uzului. For cure Slanic-Moldova is well-known both home and abroad thanks to its special therapeutical elements as well as to its picturesque landscape being named the Pearl of Moldavia. The table bicarbonated, chlorosoda, lightly sulphurous, non-thermal waters are used to cure the digestive, liver-biliary, breathing, metabolic and nutrition, urogenital as well as the degenerative rheumatismal, cardiovascular, endocrine, gynaecological diseases as connected diseases, neuroasthenia and the occupational diseases.
The accommodation can be done in hotels, villas and tourist balneary hospitals.
In Tg. Ocna there is the biggest underground sanatorium in Europe, places inside of an old salt mine. It is usefully to cure the breathing diseases (ill children are recovered about 90 per cent). There are beds, bowling alley, sport grounds inside the huge underground halls.
The place named Tescani remembers George Enescu, the great Romanian musician who composed here the Oedip opera and also here, in his wife, Maria Cantacuzino's house, important personalities of the time used to come. The restored building hosts the "Rosetti Tescanu-George Enescu" Cultural Center.
Here in Tescani some important events are organized year by year: the "Enescu Moldavian Orpheus" Festival, the international plastic art Camp, the Gala of young concert performers.
In Bacau city there is also the "George Apostu" international cultural Center as well as the Memorial House of Romanian poet George Bacovia.