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Catedrala Mitropolitană, Iasi
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
The Metropolitan Cathedral, Iași, located at 16 Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt Boulevard, Iaşi, Romania, is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Iaşi and Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bukovina, and the largest Orthodox church in Romania. It is dedicated to Saint Paraschiva, to the Presentation of Jesus and to Saint George. Its form was inspired by the late Italian Renaissance style, with Baroque elements dominating the interior and exterior decorative features. The Metropolitan Cathedral is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments.HistoryTwo churches previously stood on the site: the White Church and the Presentation Church . On 8 August 1826, prince Ioan Sturdza signed a decree ordering construction of the cathedral; Metropolitan Veniamin Costache laid the cornerstone on 3 July 1833 and guided construction in its early years. Work began in 1833, using a neo-classical design by Viennese architects Gustav Freywald and Bucher, and continued at a rapid pace until 1841, in the latter years under the Russian architect Mihail Singurov. In 1839, serious cracks had appeared on the large central arch, which collapsed on 23 May 1857, taking the interior columns with it. Various solutions were attempted, but the building remained ruined for decades.To visit Catedrala Mitropolitană on your trip to Iasi, use our Iasi trip itinerary maker.
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looks nice but it was completely covered with some material (due to renovation) when we were there. hopefully the next time we will be able to appreciate it in full class.
Nothing really to say..just a very large church still being renovated. If you are a believer than i would recomand praying here...
If you know something about Moldavian history and Orthodox relegion, then it's a place you should visit. Beside the impressive architecture and the dimension of this building, you will find a place to... read more »
Very difficult to get on your turn. Too many people in the church at every time.
Must visit it if you come in the city
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