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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 complex covers a large territory. We toured several facilities and way of life of the monks. It was interesting!
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  • This monastery is located on Galata Hill. The panorama from here is beautiful, but are few dry trees which blocks the view. The church, tower and walls are from XVI century and they are in the list of...  read more »
  • Built at the beginning of the 17 century, the monastery was one of the most beautiful places in Iaşi, and including most of Romania. All lovers of history.
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