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  • 1 Church of the Three Hierarchs Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd. Stefan cel Mare si Sfant, nr. 28 RO - Iasi

    The three hierarchs, Basil the Great, John Chrysostom and Gregory of Nazianzus (also called the Theologian), to whom the church is dedicated, are the focus of a major feast on 30 January. Formerly covered in gold, silver and lapis lazuli, the church ..

  • 2 Cetatuia Monastery Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    RO - Iasi

    Among the Bucium vineyards stand the ramparts of this monastery, founded in the 17C by Gheorghe Duca (reigned 1668-1672). Its watch towers, fine doorway topped by a pointed roof and embellished with Moldavian aurochs justify its classification as a &..

  • 3 Palace of Culture Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P-ta Stefan cel Mare nr. 1 RO - Iasi

    French visitors may find this building familiar; that's because its architect, Ion Berindei, trained in Paris and used that city's town hall as his model. Symbol of the town, this huge neo-Gothic building (1925) today houses four museums: history mus..

  • 4 Ethnographic Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    P-ta Stefan cel Mare 1 1 RO - Iasi

    Sited in the palace of culture, the museum has a collection of tools from Moldavian working life: farming, metalworking, fishing, textiles, pottery, etc. Note the press, fulling mill, flails, cheese moulds, as well as masks, regional costume, and New..

  • 5 Church of St Sava Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Str. Costache Negri nr. 41 RO - Iasi

    Domes, a massive tower and a generally robust appearance give the church of St Sava (built in 1583) a silhouette unique in Moldavia.

  • 6 Great Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Str. Stihii/Str. Sinagogilor RO - Iasi

    The understated Great Synagogue is distinguished by a white memorial column and a brilliant dome topped by the Star of David. Built in 1761, it is the last still in use, and is characterised by its particularly thick walls (1.2m).

  • 7 Golia Monastery Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Str. Cuza Voda RO - Iasi

    It is a pleasant surprise to find this monastery spared from concrete behind its stone perimeter wall. Each Sunday, countless worshippers enter through the gate marking the threshold of the complex, founded in 1546 by the logothete Ion Golia. The chu..

  • 8 Copou Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    B-dul Carol I RO - Iasi

    Beneath the lime tree in this popular park laid out in 1834 stand busts of Mihai Eminescu and his muse Veronica Micle, marking the spot where the national poet sought inspiration. A museum is dedicated to the man, who lived for a while in Iasi.

  • 9 Galata Monastery Interesting

    Religious buildings

    RO - Iasi

    Founded in 1582 by Petru Schiopul (Peter the Lame), the monastery walls and tower stand at the end of a road lined by gardens. Roses and a fine lime tree surround the stone and brick church, which features Wallachian rope-twist detail, unusual in a M..

  • 10 Jewish Cemetery Interesting

    Religious buildings

    RO - Iasi

    All oriented in the same direction as though choreographed, 100 000 tombs cover this hillside overlooking the town, evoking Iasi's Jewish heritage; the concrete-capped pogrom mass grave recalls its final chapter. Surrounding structures are gradually ..

  • 11 Moldavia Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    RO - Iasi

    On the Ukranian frontier, this region on the eastern flanks of the Carpathians comprises of a landscape of rolling hills and plateaus palnted with vineyards. It became a bastion of Orthodox Christianity after the fall of Byzantium, as is evident fom ..

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