Staying in Iasi

Staying in Iasi

I know it must have become a routine by now to have an article about accommodation whenever a city or a region is concerned. It is unavoidable I guess since though it is not as interesting as the sightseeing section, it is nonetheless vital. As far as staying inIasiconcerned, the offer is rich and various. Whether you want to enjoy the luxury of a four stars complex or you just want decent conditions to sleep and eat, you will find exactly what you want. Accommodation Your choice of the hotel ... [ read more ]

The Botanical Garden of Iasi

The Botanical Garden of Iasi

Among other cultural priorities from the old capital of Moldavia, a special place is occupied by the setting up in Iasi, in 1856, of the first botanical garden in Romania, by doctor and naturalist Anastasie Fatu, a great patriot, philanthropist and man of culture. The existence of the Botanical Garden of Iasi has a troubled history that has undergone a period of over a century to become as we see it and admire it today. Short history For many years, until the death of the great scholar Fatu, t... [ read more ]

The Copou Park

The Copou Park

Iasi is one of the most important cultural centers in Romania, the place where it all started, the cradle of Romanian civilization. This city literally vibes with culture and this reality is best reflected by the Copou Park, organized around a single tree, a tilia tree (known as lime or linden tree), Eminescu’s tilia tree. Though the park in itself is wonderful, with long alleys bordered by majestic trees, the main attraction remains the tilia tree that inspired most of the lyrical creation of... [ read more ]

Roznovanu Palace

Roznovanu Palace

Since Iasi was the capital of Moldavia until 19th century, it hosts a lot of beautiful old buildings belonging to its wealthy rulers. Visiting them takes you on a journey to the past, a glamorous and wonderful one, when luxury was the main governing principle. Roznovanu Palace is an architectural monument built in the decades 7-10 of the 18th century, nowadays house to the headquarters of the City Hall inIasi. As you can easily imagine, its history is quite interesting and agitated. The 18th ... [ read more ]

Leisure time in Iasi

Leisure time in Iasi

Whenever visiting a new city, the first things you head for are its famous tourist sights: castles, museums, old houses and so on. The great part about Iasi is that it is very rewarding as far as sight seeing is concerned. However, when you just want to relax and enjoy some quality, leisure time in Iasi, you are also in the right city. You will find out why in what follows. Shopping What is best to relax if not shopping? And Iasiis a good place to renew your wardrobe. Even if the offer is no... [ read more ]

Why should you visit Iasi?

Why should you visit Iasi?

Up to 1859, Romania, as you know it today, didn’t exist, its territory being occupied by several historic provinces. In 19th century, two of the most important ones, Walachia and Moldavia, were united and formed the nucleus of present-day Romania. Up to this moment, Iasi had been the capital of Moldavia and even if, after the union, Bucharest became the official capital, Iasi remained the most important city in this part of the country. So, why should you visit Iasi, you might wonder. Well, ... [ read more ]

Memorial houses and museums in Iasi

Memorial houses and museums in Iasi

This city breaths culture at every pace, hosting a lot of memorial houses and museums. The most important are the Museumof Romanian Literature, a large complex of memorial houses of Romania’s greatest writers, and the Palaceof Culture, an impressive building hosting no less than four museums. Therefore, the memorial houses and museums in Iasi are its greatest treasures, veritable testimonies of its valuable and rich historic past. The Museum of Romanian Literature In the heart of Iasi, you c... [ read more ]