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The First Jewish Theatre in Romania and in the World

The first Romanian operetta, “Baba Harca”/“The Old Witch”

Eduard Gruber, the first researcher in Art Psychology, in Romania (1861 - 1896)

The First Romanian Literary Memorial Museum, Ion Creanga’s Cottage

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The Metropolitan Cathedral ::


16, Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfant Blvd
Saint Parascheva (14thof October), The Welcome of God (2ndof February), Saint George (23rd of April)
Web-site: www.mmb.ro



Bishop Veniamin Costache is the one who had the idea of building in Iasi a monumental church. The plan for this church was designed by the architects Johann Freywald and Bucher. The works took place first between 1833-1839 and then between 1880-1887, this time following the plans of the Romanian architect, Alexandru Orascu. The painting of the cathedral was done by Gheorghe Tăttărescu.

It was inaugurated on 23April 1887, at this event also taking part King Carol I and Bishop Iosif Naniescu.

 In 1889 the relics of Saint Parascheva were brought from Three Hierarchs Church to the new cathedral.

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

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