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Golia Monastery ::

Address: 51, Cuza Voda Street

Patron: The Ascension of the Lord - 40 days after Easter

Visiting hours: daily, between 06.00 - 18.00

Replacing the old foundation from the 16th century of chancellor Ioan Golia, the church was restored by sovereign Vasile Lupu, between 1650-1653 and finished by his son, Stefanita Voda.


The monastery is surrounded by a high wall, with spires at the corners, built?in 1667 and a steeple tower restored in 1900.

The tower of Golia is 30m high. A visitor, who wants to have a panoramic view of the city, has to climb 120 stairs. The tower is one of city's symbols.

During 1943-1947, restoration works took place at Golia, the monastery's church being reopened after that.

In 1955, in two rooms on the Eastern part of the precinct, the "Ion Creanga" Museum was inaugurated, with documentary materials regarding the life of the great writer, who was curate of monastery's church.

Ways to get there:

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

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