Cheap Flights To Iasi
In historical terms, Iasi is one of Romania's most important cities as well as being its fourth largest. Located in the province of Moldavia, Iasi has been a cultural and political hub since the 15th century. The city is noted for the sheer wealth of its religious and historic buildings that include the intricate beauty of the Church of the Three Hierarchs and the Gothic looking Palace of Culture. Also in the city are several universities and colleges which create a youthful cosmopolitan vibe and a lively nightlife scene. As well as the charms of the city itself you'll also discover that it enjoys a beautiful setting surrounded by mountains where monasteries are hidden and natural parks are full of spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Things To Do
Iasi is full of wide boulevards, archaeological sites, museums and beautiful palaces making it a place with plenty to explore and do. At the hub of the city is the Boulevard Stefan Cel Mare which is lined with historic buildings. At the weekend, it is closed to traffic and becomes a draw for rollerbladers, walkers and shoppers while during the winter it's famous for its festive illuminations.
The Gothic-revival Palance of Culture is the city's most visited attraction as well as being its symbol. This fairy-tale building looks medieval but was actually built in the 1920s. It is home to four museums and stands on the site of the 15th-century palace of Alexandru cel Bun, the city's founder.
Blooms in the city.
Created in 1856, the Iasi Botanical Garden covers a huge area and is filled with over 800 types of roses as well as orchids and both tropical and carnivorous plants. There is also a small lake and plenty of room for children to run and play.
- An intricate lacework exterior
The Church of the Three Hierarchs has a stunning and delicate lacework exterior and inside houses the tombs of several kings of Romania including the first ruler of the united country, Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
Calendar Of Events
Iasi has a full calendar of events and festivals. many held in the open air venue of Copou Park. Artisan crafts, books, mechanical music, beer and wine are all celebrated while the city's floral blooms of lilacs, azaleas and roses are also put on show.
The National Fair of Traditional Ceramics of Cucuteni 5000. This is one of the city's most important annual events. It is held every June with potters from across the country showing off and selling their work.
The Multicolour Festival. Also in June, this colourful event brings together the traditions and culture of different groups within the city. Open-air music and theatre productions, as well as film screenings, take place in Copou Park.
The Iasi Festival. This religious pilgrimage to visit the relics of Saint Parascheva takes place every October. Over a million visitors pay homage to this protector of Moldavia, while cultural and sporting events and fireworks add to the occasion.