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Manastirea Galata, 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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  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
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  • A quiet, peaceful and clean oasis just at the outskirts of the city. A invaluable monastery of nuns form the sixteenth century.
  • A quiet and peaceful place where everyone can recollect. The monastics chant so beautifully resembling the angelic choirs.
  • wonderful medieval monument in Iasi.
  • Architectural gem. Interior painting is damaged, but of great artistic value. Monastic ensemble is also flirtatious and put in value. I go by bicycle there to drink water.
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  • A wonderful place with wonderful architecture, located near the center of the city, filled with the Holy Spirit; with humble and very dedicated nuns. Surely it is worth visiting it.
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