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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  • This very beautiful place was built in the years 1577-1584 of Prince Petre Schiopul. The Church was consecrated in 1578. The Church however, fried very quickly together, probably because of its unsuitability (earthquake?), and therefore decided the wise Prince to restore the monastery on another Hill near at the first place. The construction of the monastery of number two, was begun in 1583 and completed the following year. The monastery and the Church has a long and complicated history, which you can read about on the Internet, unfortunately, most extensively in Romanian. When I got to church a little after 8 pm. 9 in the morning was an exhibition in time. In Romanian-orthodokse churches, it is not very good to participate in a trade fair as a tourist. There are no chairs in the Church, and you can't sit down in a corner and hide. It becomes all too clear that the man is an outsider who does not understand what is happening. But fortunately, was the beautiful church song broadcast in speakers on the outside of the Church, so that I could put myself on a bench in the shade and listen to the music. Since a half an hour after church service was over, I went in and saw it as distinctive Chapel is divided into several branches with low doors in between. I had really decided me to go ride from the Centre of Iasi and in addition to Mănăstirea Galata, but it turned out to be something complicated, because when I got to 15-Podul Roș, which is a very large roundabout with six or seven adjacent roads, I couldn't get on. Here I was lost and couldn't see how I would cross the many roads. Pedestrian crossings or red and green light there was nothing of. I was saved by a vacant taxi, as I jumped into. I do not recommend anyone to go the trip out to the monastery. The visit in Mănăstirea Galata can fine combined with a visit in Mănăstirea Frumoasa, located just two kilometres away.
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  • I liked so much the monasteries and churches of Romania, special and unique, this monastery for centuries has been the culture in Iasi  more »
  • Your sensations is ; I am come back in the past! Midle Eve! A conservation is perfect, Tower is spectacular! inside you breath history~!  more »

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