Galata Monastery, Iasi

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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.Galata Monastery is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments. and consists of the following 4 buildings: Church "Resurrection" - dating from the period 1582-1583 Prince's Palace - dating back to 1726-1728 The bell tower - dating back to 1584 The foritfied wall - dating from 1584HistoryGalata from the Valley (Galata din Vale)Before building the existing monastery, Voivode Petru Schiopul founded a monastery, named Galata from the Valley. Its name comes from the neighborhood with the same name from Constantinople (today’s Istanbul), where Romanian Rulers used to find shelter when they went to the “Sublime Porte”.
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  • The monastery is located in a peripheral neighborhood of Iasi on a hill. The monastery has certain hours of visiting, but if you talk to a nun from there, it comes and opens. I do not remember somethi...  more »
  • One of the ältesden monasteries of Iasi, with courses throughout the city. a very nice old wine cellar. which is not accessible for everyone, who has ties allowed. a wine tasting, there was a dream
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  • This monastery a little distance out of the city is a beautiful and quiet place. The church is a great sight, with its distinct architecture and the quiet low-light interior contains the typical Ortho...  more »
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