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Cetatuia Monastery ::

Address: 1, Cetatuia Street
Patron: Saints Peter and Paul
Visiting hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 8.00 - 12.00;
 Thursday : 8.00 - 23.00


The Cetatuia Monastery was built by sovereign Gheorghe Duca, between 1669-1672. At the beginning, the church was surrounded by high rock walls, with bulwarks and a guard road, entrance tower, as well as corner towers.

What makes Cetatuia unique is that it has maintained the whole ensemble of monastic architecture. On the Southern part of this precinct stands the Gothic Room "Doamna Anastasia". The royal palace is a fortified building from the 17th century. The steeple tower and the massive walls are proof that the monastery was also conceived as a refuge in case of the need for a real fortress.

The monastery's church is specific for the religious Moldavian architecture of the 17th century.

The monastic ensemble, which was restored during the interwar period at Nicolae Iorga's request, also includes a museum with numerous religious objects.

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

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