The beautiful Iasi is the second largest city in Romania located near Moldova. The city is deeply rooted in rich culture and history, also the city is known for establishing the first Romanian newspaper and the first Romanian university.
The main attraction of Iasi is the breath-taking Palace of Culture built in remarkable neogothic style. Today the palace houses the Moldavian History Museum and the Museum of Art. Visitors can admire the magnificent interior free of charge, tickets are only required for the museums.
Iasi is also known for its glorious religious architecture representing many different styles and era. One of the most significant Orthodox church in the city is the St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral built in Italian Renaissance style. Another must-see is the monumental Church of the Three Hierarchs that represents a mixture of western gothic, Renaissance and oriental style. A Romanian legend says the walls used to be covered with silver and gold when the Ottoman Empire tried to conquer Moldova.
If you are looking for relaxation, the delightful Copou Park is perfect for an afternoon stroll or a morning brunch. The garden is so dreamy that it inspired the most famous Romanian poet, Mihai Eminescu to write many of his beautiful poems there. If you enjoy the green life, you cannot miss the Botanical Garden and wander through the majestic rose and orchid gardens.
The place is used to be the Administrative and Justice Palace until 1955, when the four museums united under the name of Moldavia National Museum Complex.
This theatre is the most prestigious theatrical institution in Romania. The name of it was given of the renowned Romanian playwright and poet Vasile Alecsandri in 1956.
The largest Orthodox church in Romania, which is dedicated to Saint Paraschiva. The design was inspired by the late Italian Renaissance style with Baroque elements.
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