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About Iasi

The name of the city is bound with the so-called "golden period" of the Romanian culture. At the beginning of the 19th century, the first high education school was established here, Iasi also being the "birthplace" of the first university within Romania, which was founded, in 1860, by Alexander John Cuza (Alexandru Ioan Cuza), a significant personality in the Romanian history - the first ruler ("domnitor") of the United Pricipalities and of the national state of Romania, the city priding itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper, as well.

Iasi's most important and most popular attractions are its many beautiful monasteries and churches, its diverse array of public spaces, ranging from city squares to public parks, "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre, opened in 1840, which is Romania's oldest National Theatre, and the abundance of museums, memorial houses and galleries, dedicated to some of the greatest and most significant personalities in the history of the country, such as Mihai Eminescu and Ion Creanga, two of the country's most famous and most beloved writers and poets.

In fewer words, Iasi is a mix of hundreds of years of history, culture and religion, blended in with modern times, that has modeled its unique character, the city offering its visitor a unique and perfectly balanced mixture of "old" and "new".

Quick Facts

- Location: Eastern Romania (Iasi county)

- Size: 37 sq. miles (96 sq. kilometers)

- Elevation: 312 ft. (105 meters)

- Population: 350,000

What to definitely take pictures of, when sightseeing in Iasi?

- Palatul Culturii (Cultural Palace)

- Mitropolia Moldovei si Bucovinei

- Teatrul National Vasile Alecsandri (Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre)

- Palatul Roznovanu (Roznovanu Palace or City Hall)

- Sf. Trei Ierarhi Monastery

- Mihai Eminescu statue

- Independence statue

- Unirii Square

- Obeliscul cu lei (Lion Obelisque)