Catedrala Mitropolitană, Iasi

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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.
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  • I have been there twice, the second I got enchanted by the ceremony of morning prayer. A place of artistic charm, and peace of the soul. The center of the sanctity of the Romanian Orthodox
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  • The Cathedral houses the remains of the Saint, a place of pilgrimage for all the Balkans. The shape is inspired by the Italian Renaissance style, to Trinità dei Monti. The Cathedral is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese is the largest Orthodox Church in Romania.
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  • It is one of the biggest Romanian Orthodox Church and not only. Wonderful paintings and special architecture. Must see it.  more »
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  • Looks very large and intimidating from the outside, but once you enter it, you realize that it's not that big, just tell, and there are no pointing, just dark walls...
  • 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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