Copou Park ::
Address: Carol I Blvd.
In 1834 Prince Mihail Sturdza
decided to build the first public garden in Iasi, permitting access of all the
inhabitants of the city. The garden was enlarged in 1849 and then in 1852, and
in 1860 street lamps were installed here for the first time. The oldest
monument in Romania, the Obelisk of the Lions, stands in the middle of the
park. It was created by Mihail Singurov in 1834.
On 'Junimea" alley, bronze busts of the members of this
well-known cultural organization in Iasi can be admired.
of the Heroes of the II-nd Division of Cavalry -
on the Carol
I Boulevard, in front of the Copou Park,
"A statue is more than the
character that is embodied. It is history". (E. Badescu)
The monument was dedicated to the
heroes of the Second Division of Cavalry. It was cast in bronze, by Gh. Ionescu
and the autor is I.C. Dimitriu. Built by the contributing heroes of the First
World War, it was inaugurated in May 1927, in the presence of political,
administrative and cultural personalities of the epoque. The monument
represents a cavalryman, with a spear in attack position, next to a winged
nymph. The names of these heroes, who died on the front of Transylvania and
Wallachia, are engraved on marble stones in the crypt of the monument.
Ways to get there:
check the public transportáhttp://www.ratp-iasi.ro/planif10.pdf and routes.