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1. Statuia Mihai Eminescu
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.
2. Statuia Ion Luca Caragiale
Ion Luca Caragiale, commonly referred to as I. L. 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.
3. Statuia George Topîrceanu
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".
4. Statuia Alexandru Averescu
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.
5. Statuia Ciprian Porumbescu
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.
6. Mănăstirea Galata
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.
7. Bojdeuca Ion Creangă
Bojdeuca lui Ion Creangă is a house in the Ţicău neighborhood, Iaşi, where the great storyteller Ion Creangă lived between 1872 and 1889. The threshold of this house was also crossed by Mihai Eminescu, Creangă's good friend. The house, with two rooms arranged on either side of an anteroom, became a memorial museum on April 15, 1918, with restorations taking place in 1942 and 1985. The house is included in the List of historical monuments, having the code IS-IV-m-B-04328.
8. Parcul Copou
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.
9. Palatul Culturii
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.
10. Statuia Vasile Alecsandri
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".
11. Statuia Ferdinand I
Ferdinand I, 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.
12. Statuia Grigore Vieru
Grigore Vieru was a Moldovan poet, writer and unionist advocate, 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.
13. Mausoleul eroilor
The mausoleum of the heroes in Iași is a monument made of reinforced concrete between 1928-1930 in the municipality of Iași and dedicated to the memory of the heroes fallen in the First World War. This mausoleum is located on a hill near the Galata Monastery, on the roadside leading to Nicolina neighborhood and Miroslava commune.
14. Grupul Statuar al Voievozilor
The Statuary Group of the Voivodes of Iași is a monument in the city of Iaşi, consisting of statues of eight voivodes, grouped by two. The monument is currently located at the entrance to Copoului Hill in the vicinity of the "Mihai Eminescu" Central University Library, in the park near the Youth Cultural House.
15. Statuia Grigore Ghica Vodă
The Monument of Grigore Ghica III in Iasi is a monument located in the center of Iasi, consisting of a white marble cenotaph erected in 1875 and a bust of Grigore Ghica III, ruler of Moldavia and Wallachia (1768-1769). The monument has been included on the List of Historical Monuments in Iasi County since 2015.
16. Teatrul Național „Vasile Alecsandri”
The Iași National Theatre in Iași, Romania, is the oldest national theatre and one of the most prestigious theatrical institutions in Romania. In 1956, it was given the name of the renowned Romanian playwright and poet Vasile Alecsandri. The building also hosts the Iași Romanian National Opera.
17. Monument to the victims of the Iași pogrom
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."
18. Biserica lipovenească „Adormirea Maicii Domnului” Iași
The Lipovenian Church in Iași is a church of ancient Orthodox Christians in Iași, which was built in the 19th century at the site where there was a older church in the beam. The Lipovenian church is located on Splai Bahlui no. 4, on the left bank of the Bahlui River, near Podu Ros.
19. Statuia Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt
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.
20. Mănăstirea Ortodoxă „Sfinții Trei Ierarhi”
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.
21. Biserica Ortodoxă „Sfântul Spiridon”
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.
22. Statuia Nicolae Tonitza
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.
23. Statuia Constantin Prezan
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.
24. Statuia Veronica Micle
Veronica Micle was an Austrian Empire-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.
25. Statuia Barbu Delavrancea
Barbu Ștefănescu Delavrancea; pen name of Barbu Ștefan; April 11, 1858 – April 29, 1918) was a Romanian writer and poet, considered one of the greatest figures in the National awakening of Romania.
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