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The first Romanian university

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"Al.I.Cuza" University ::

Address: 11, Carol I Blvd.
Tel: 0040.232.201.000

It is the first university in Romania and it was founded by Al.I.Cuza, with the help of Mihail Kogalniceanu, in 1860.

The today's headquarters of the university was inaugurated on 21 October 1897, in the presence of King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth.

The building, a mixture of the Classical and Baroque styles, houses the famous "Hall of the Lost Footsteps", where one can admire the works of the painter Sabin Balasa.

Among the most famous graduates of the university, we can point out Grigore Cobalcescu, Petru Poni, Alexandru Philippide, Alexandru D.Xenopol, Dragomir Hurmuzescu, Alexandru Miller, Octav Mayer, Gheorghe Bratianu, Grigore T. Popa, Gheorghe Platon, Alexandru Zub.

Statues near "Al. I. Cuza" University

Alexandru D. Xenopol (1847-1920)- historian, economist, philosopher, sociologist.

Sculpted in bronze (author, C. Baraschi), the statue was inaugurated in October 1942, being located, initially, in the Union Square and in 1957 it was relocated in front of "Al.I. Cuza" University. A.D. Xenopol is represented in a teaching-oratory posture, with his both hands on a tome, which is on a desktop.

Mihail Kogalniceanu (1817-1891) - historian, writer, journalist, speaker, politician

The monument, built by public subscription, was inaugurated in September 1911, to celebrate the 50-th anniversary since the foundation of the "Al.I. Cuza" University. The bronze statue represents M. Kogalniceanu, during a speech. On the pedestal there are two bas-reliefs (author, Wladimir C. Hegel), representing the founders of the university (1860) and the moment of "The Agrarian Law" voting (1864).

Ways to get there:
check the public transport http://www.ratp-iasi.ro/planif10.pdf and routes.

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