25 Sights in Iași, Romania (with Map and Images)

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1. Statuia Mihai Eminescu

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Statuia Mihai Eminescu Creator:Jan Tomas / Public domain

Mihai Eminescu was a Romanian Romantic poet from Moldavia, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul, the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880–1918). His poetry was first published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna, Austria to study when he was 19. The poet's manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14,000 pages, were offered by Titu Maiorescu as a gift to the Romanian Academy during the meeting that was held on 25 January 1902. Notable works include Luceafărul, Odă în metru antic, and the five Letters (Epistles/Satires). In his poems, he frequently used metaphysical, mythological and historical subjects.

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2. Statuia Ion Creangă

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Statuia Ion Creangă Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Ion Creangă was a Moldavian, later Romanian writer, raconteur and schoolteacher. A main figure in 19th-century Romanian literature, he is best known for his Childhood Memories volume, his novellas and short stories, and his many anecdotes. Creangă's main contribution to fantasy and children's literature includes narratives structured around eponymous protagonists, as well as fairy tales indebted to conventional forms. Widely seen as masterpieces of the Romanian language and local humor, his writings occupy the middle ground between a collection of folkloric sources and an original contribution to a literary realism of rural inspiration. They are accompanied by a set of contributions to erotic literature, collectively known as his "corrosives".

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3. Statuia Ion Luca Caragiale

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Ion Luca Caragiale was a Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. Leaving behind an important cultural legacy, he is considered one of the greatest playwrights in Romanian language and literature, as well as one of its most important writers and a leading representative of local humour. Alongside Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici and Ion Creangă, he is seen as one of the main representatives of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he nonetheless parted during the second half of his life. His work, spanning four decades, covers the ground between Neoclassicism, Realism, and Naturalism, building on an original synthesis of foreign and local influences.

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4. Statuia Ștefan cel Mare

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Stephen III of Moldavia, most commonly known as Stephen the Great, was Voivode of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504. He was the son of and co-ruler with Bogdan II, who was murdered in 1451 in a conspiracy organized by his brother and Stephen's uncle Peter III Aaron, who took the throne. Stephen fled to Hungary, and later to Wallachia; with the support of Vlad III Țepeș, Voivode of Wallachia, he returned to Moldavia, forcing Aaron to seek refuge in Poland in the summer of 1457. Teoctist I, Metropolitan of Moldavia, anointed Stephen prince. He attacked Poland and prevented Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland, from supporting Peter Aaron, but eventually acknowledged Casimir's suzerainty in 1459.

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5. Statuia Alexandru Averescu

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Statuia Alexandru Averescu Agence Rol / Public domain

Alexandru Averescu was a Romanian marshal, diplomat and populist politician. A Romanian Armed Forces Commander during World War I, he served as Prime Minister of three separate cabinets. He first rose to prominence during the peasants' revolt of 1907, which he helped repress with violence. Credited with engineering the defense of Moldavia in the 1916–1917 Campaign, he built on his popularity to found and lead the successful People's Party, which he brought to power in 1920–1921, with backing from King Ferdinand I and the National Liberal Party (PNL), and with the notable participation of Constantin Argetoianu and Take Ionescu.

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6. Statuia Ciprian Porumbescu

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Statuia Ciprian Porumbescu Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Ciprian Porumbescu was a Romanian composer born in Șipotele Sucevei in Bukovina. He was among the most celebrated Romanian composers of his time; his popular works include Crai nou, Song of the Tricolour, Song for Spring, Ballad for violin and piano, and Serenada. In addition, he composed the music for the Romanian patriotic "Song of Unity", also known as "Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire", which was Romania's anthem from 1975 to 1977 and is currently used for Albania's national anthem, "Himni i Flamurit". His work spreads over various forms and musical genres, but the majority of his work is choral and operetta.

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7. Mănăstirea Galata

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The Galata Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery for nuns, founded at the end of the sixteenth century by Moldavian Voivode Petru Şchiopul, in the west of Iaşi, Romania. The monastery is located on the top of Galata Hill, and can be easily observed from different locations of Iasi. The church, surrounded by walls with loopholes and provided with a bell tower at the entrance, looks like a fortress, often serving as a place of defense and sometimes as a royal residence. Near the church on the hill, are places that provide panoramic views over the city.

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8. Parcul Copou

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Parcul Copou Editura Horovitz, România / Public domain

The Copou Park or Copou Gardens is the oldest public park in Iaşi, Romania. Its development started in 1834 under the reign of Mihail Sturdza, making the park one of the first public gardens in Romania and a Iaşi landmark. In its centre lies the Obelisk of Lions (1834), a 13.5 m (44 ft) tall obelisk dedicated to Regulamentul Organic, the first law on political, administrative and juridical organization in the Romanian Principalities.

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9. Bojdeuca Ion Creangă

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Ion Krian's Boydika was a house in the district of Yasitika, where he lived from 1872 to 1889. The threshold of the house was also passed on by Krian's good friend Mihai Eminescu. The cottage, with two rooms lined up on one side of a coachman, became a memorial museum on April 15, 1918, and the restoration took place in 1942 and 1985. This house is listed in the historical monuments list with the code IS-IV-m-B-04328.

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10. Palatul Culturii

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The Palace of Culture is an edifice located in Iași, Romania. The building served as Administrative and Justice Palace until 1955, when its destination was changed, being assigned to the four museums nowadays united under the name of Moldavia National Museum Complex. Also, the building houses the Cultural Heritage Conservation-Restoration Centre, and hosts various exhibitions and other events.

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11. Statuia Vasile Alecsandri

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The statue of Vasile Alecsandri in Iași is a bronze monument dedicated to the Romanian poet, writer and playwright Vasile Alecsandri (1821-1890), which was made by the Polish sculptor of German origin. . The inscription on the base, which also contains two bas-reliefs, depicting two of Alecsandri's legendary heroes, sounds like: "The Romanian people, his beloved poet, 1905".

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12. Statuia Grigore Vieru

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Statuia Grigore Vieru Mircea HUDEK / ARHIVA AGERPRES / Public domain

Grigore Vieru was a Bessarabian Romanian poet, writer and unionist advocate. He is also known for his poems and books for children. His poetry is characterized by vivid natural scenery, patriotism, as well as a venerated image of the sacred mother. Vieru wrote in the Romanian language. In 1993 he was elected a correspondent member of the Romanian Academy.

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13. Statuia Ferdinand I

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Ferdinand, nicknamed Întregitorul, was King of Romania from 1914 until his death in 1927. Ferdinand was the second son of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern and Infanta Antónia of Portugal, daughter of Ferdinand II of Portugal and Maria II of Portugal. His family was part of the Catholic branch of the Prussian royal family Hohenzollern.

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14. Grupul Statuar al Voievozilor

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Yasi's "Lich Girl" statue group is a monument of Yasi municipal government, which consists of eight lich girl statues, two in each group. The monument is currently located at the entrance of Kopo Mountain near the library of the Central University of "Mihai Amisku" in the park near the Youth Culture House.

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15. Mausoleul eroilor

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Mausoleul eroilor The original uploader was Cezarika1 at română Wikipedia. / CC BY 2.5

Yaxi Heroes Mausoleum is a reinforced concrete monument built from Yaxi Autonomous City from 1928 to 1930, dedicated to commemorating heroes who died in the First World War. The mausoleum is located on a hill near Galata Monastery, with roadside access to Nicolina District and Miroslava Commune.

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16. Monumentul Victimelor Pogromului din 1941

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The Victims of Iaşi Pogrom Monument is an obelisk to the victims of Iași pogrom, unveiled on June 28, 2011, in front of the Great Synagogue (Iaşi), Romania. The black marble obelisk replaced a former obelisk "In Memory of the Victims of the Fascist Pogrom of Iaşi, June 28–29, 1941."

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17. Statuia Grigore Ghica Vodă

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Statuia Grigore Ghica Vodă Cezar Suceveanu / Public domain

Grigor Gika III's monument in Yasi is a monument located in the center of Yasi, consisting of white marble ash erected in 1875 and a bust of Manichean ruler Grigor Gika III (1768-1769). The monument has been listed in the List of Historical Sites in Yaxi County in 2015.

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18. Biserica lipovenească „Adormirea Maicii Domnului” Iași

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The Lipid Church of Jasse is an ancient Orthodox church in Jasse, founded in the nineteenth century, where there were older churches before, from gossip. The Lipid Vein Church is on the Spray Bahadi. 4. On the left bank of the Bahr River near Podulosh.

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19. Statuia Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt

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The equestrian statue of Stefan cel Mare in Iași is a bronze monument dedicated to the Moldovan ruler Stefan cel Mare (1457-1504), which was made by the French sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet and inaugurated in 1883 in the municipality of Iași.

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20. Statuia Barbu Delavrancea

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Statuia Barbu Delavrancea Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Barbu Ștefănescu Delavrancea ; pen name of Barbu Ștefan; April 11, 1858 in Bucharest – April 29, 1918 in Iași) was a Romanian writer and poet, considered one of the greatest figures in the National awakening of Romania.

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21. Mănăstirea Ortodoxă „Sfinții Trei Ierarhi”

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Mănăstirea Trei Ierarhi is a seventeenth-century monastery located in Iași, Romania. The monastery is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments and included on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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22. Biserica Ortodoxă „Sfântul Spiridon”

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Saint Spyridon Church is a Romanian Orthodox church located at 1 Independenței Boulevard in Iași, Romania. The church is dedicated to Saint Spyridon, its history is linked to that of the nearby Sfântul Spiridon Hospital.

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23. Statuia Nicolae Tonitza

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Statuia Nicolae Tonitza Nicolae Tonitza / Public domain

Nicolae Tonitza was a Romanian painter, engraver, lithographer, journalist and art critic. Drawing inspiration from Post-impressionism and Expressionism, he had a major role in introducing modernist guidelines to local art.

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24. Statuia Constantin Prezan

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Constantin Prezan was a Romanian general during World War I. In 1930 he was given the honorary title of Marshal of Romania, as a recognition of his merits during his command of the Northern Army and of the General Staff.

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25. Statuia Veronica Micle

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Statuia Veronica Micle Nestor Heck / Public domain

Veronica Micle was an Imperial Austrian-born Romanian poet, whose work was influenced by Romanticism. She is best known for her love affair with the poet Mihai Eminescu, one of the most important Romanian writers.

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