Golia Monastery, Iasi

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The Golia Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located in Iaşi, Romania. The monastery is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments. In 2012, the conservation of the Monastery was awarded the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award.HistoryLocated in the middle of the old Moldavian capital and raised on the foundation of the church eracted, in the 16th century, by the boyar Ioan Golia, the monastery was rebuilt on a greater scale by Prince Vasile Lupu, between 1650 and 1653, and completed by his son Ştefăniţă.The monastery is surrounded by tall walls, with corner turrets and a 30m height tower with 120 steps, one of city’s symbols, and houses the Ion Creangă Museum (the writer was curate of the church) and Doxologia Cultural Missionary Centre of the Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina.
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  • Golia is an orthodox monastery built in the 16th century that looks like a medieval fortress. It's not far from the city centre but you can also get here by tram. You can climb in the tower and get a ...  more »
  • The monastery is an example of medieval architecture through construction, painting and composition. Its walls and the bell tower complete the entire monastery. At this monastery was Ion Creanga deaco...  more »
  • Very interesting and particularly rich inside, the decoration is impressive, well worth a visit.
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  • Hidden gem! More people need to visit.
  • Beautiful monastery, nice high tower at the entrance and very nice gardens all around
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  • An old church to be visited
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