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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  • must read the history of the monastery and must go to the tower - the best city views. The guide was excellent.  more »
  • When I visited the Golia Monastery in 2015 was 30 painters started restoring the Church's many pictures. Now in 2017 is the whole thing was finished. Where, however, it was nice! There is so much to see here, that you can never be finished with to visit the Church.
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  • One of the places I hit more of the city! Among the buildings and streets enclosed by walls is this very nice monastery which creates a kind of OASIS apart from the rest. The Interior is completely painted!
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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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