The Culture and The Urban Legends in The Heart of The North-East Region of Romania
Let yourself be delighted by a glamorous of The North-East Region of Romania, whose culture represents an endless heritage of Europe.
Let your steps be carried away into delightful towns, visit museums and relics, step into cathedrals, churches and monasteries for moments of introspection.
Walk the alleys of ancient medieval fortresses, open the gates of manors and castles, like in the old times.
Understand the spirit of great Romanian personalities – historians, artists, politicians – which influenced the thoughts and the feelings of the locals.
Discover the mysteries of this archaic culture and civilization, of an amazing profoundness and complexity.
The “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theater from Iasi takes your breath away through its amazing architecture, ranked by BBC in the top 7 theaters in the world. The curtain, itself spectacular in form, the creation of the painter M. Lenz, rises to please the audience with the most diverse dramatic creations.
Ranked in the top 30 of the world’s most magnificent libraries, The “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical Library from Iasi and The Old Auditorium – a true hidden treasure – are true architectural marvels with the enormous potential to fascinate any visitor.
Discover the wonder of a 7,000-year-old spirituality by exploring relics of the Cucuteni civilization at The “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University’s Museum.
The underground museum of the Metropolitan Cathedral owns a treasure of Christian knowledge.
The largest religious pilgrimage in Romania, with more than 300,000 pilgrims, takes place each year at Saint Parascheva, whose sacred relics are at The Metropolitan Cathedral, considered to be “The Jerusalem of Moldavia”.
The only fully sculpted church in Romania, The Three Holy Hierarchs Monastery, has no equal in the collection of architectural jewelries of Iaşi. Here you can gaze at the white, stone-carved lace, wonderfully sculptured, which successfully combines Caucasian, Byzantine, Gothic and Baroque elements into a perfect composition.
A rewarded example with Casa Nostra prize for the restoration of a cultural heritage monument, The Golia Monastery constantly calls for introspection and peace.
The mysteries of the Palace of Culture are endless, many of which are gracefully brought to light in its museums, but most of them silently fascinate the visitor. The wealth and the cultural complexity of the city of Iaşi and of the entire region can be understood through the perspective of the largest Royal Palace in Romania, whose 268 chambers house the essence of Moldavian art, culture and civilization in a monumental edifice.
At nightfall, your heart fills with joy while looking at the Palace, which is the largest architectural lighting project in Eastern Europe.
The Iasi Synagogue is called “Old Synagogue”, not without reason. Dating back to 1672, this is the oldest synagogue in Romania.
The Church of St. John, along with the cemetery of The Ghica family, are part of the Medieval Royal Court Assembly from Vaslui, rehabilitated in 2017, as part of an impressive project.
At the County Museum of History in Vaslui you can discover the thematic exhibition of Moldavia, containing ethnographic elements, as well as testimonies of the most important battles from the history of this region, such as The Battle from Podu Inalt (High Bridge), in 1475.
In Botosani, The Hoihe Shil Great Synagogue – recognized as the most beautiful synagogue in the country – is known by the richness of its interior decorations. Part of the largest rehabilitation project of this kind in the region, the historical center of Botosani is a true lesson of architecture.
The Botoşani County Museum offers the visitor an impressive archeological collection of the region.
The Churches of Armenesti, the old and the new one, stand as witnesses of the multiculturalism of Botoşani and are considered to be the oldest traces of the presence of the Armenians in the region.
The Popăuţi Royal Monastery, dating back in 1496, is one of the churches built by Stephen The Great. The typical elements of the Moldavian style are recognizable, and the interior is fully embellished with a vivid fresco painting.
Prince Petru Rareş gave the land of Botosani to his wife, Lady Elena Despot.
Botosani is known as the cradle of the Romanian culture, being the place of birth of legendary personalities, such as Stefan Luchian or the great Nicolae Iorga.
The city of Suceava welcomes the visitors with its imposing royal architecture of The Burdujeni Railway Station.
Up until the second half of the 17th century, the Moldavian metropolitans resided here. The St. John The New Monastery is nowadays part of UNESCO World Heritage.
The royal court of the medieval Moldavia, between 1391-1561, The Fortress of Suceava represents a true portal towards the history of this region, which it embodies.
In order to have an insight into the history of Moldavia and Bukovina, as well in times of peace and in time of war, The History Museum reveals relics from old times and recreates defining moments.
The pedestrian area Stephen the Great, situated in the heart of the city, invites you for a walk and a moment of relaxation.
Get to know the heart of Bacau, in the Royal Court, founded by Stephen the Great in 1491, enjoy a moment of introspection at The Virgin Mary Church before exploring the medieval relics.
Discover the recreations of some long-forgotten times in the history of Bacau and find out which are the most beautiful arts and crafts of the locals, in The History Museum, part of The “Iulian Antonescu” Museum.
You can find answers to all of your questions regarding the universe and you also have the chance to explore the galaxy at The “Victor Anestin” Astronomical Observatory, the largest in the region.
Enter the fascinating world of the “George Bacovia” memorial house and let the voice of the poet guide you in the ordinary universe of an out of ordinary person.
It’s easy to see Piatra Neamt from all angles, especially from above. (A cable car ride above the city will give you a glance and you will enjoy a great panorama from Mount Cozla.).
At The Royal Court, you have to visit the Cucuteni Eneolithic Museum of Art and let yourself be fascinated by one of the world’s oldest civilizations dating back over 5,000 years.
The Youth Theater is well known as a place of birth of great Romanian actors.
Simplicity, authenticity and traditional crafts at The Ethnographic Museum.
Take a look from above at the historical center from The Bell Tower, built-in 1499 – the symbol of the city.
Step into the life of the great storyteller Calistrat Hogaş at his memorial house.
Enjoy moments of introspection at The Episcopal Assembly in Husi.
Let yourself be fascinated by ancient New Year Eve’s customs and a unique show in the world – the bears’ dance from Asau and Comanesti.
We invite you to discover the culture of the North-East region, its spiritual life, the people with sweet tone of voice from Moldavia and Bukovina, and its rich history which offers a unique identity to these lands.