Extra Mural Activities

You may want visit the most important monuments of art in Iasi, as well as the most important religious sites. Iasi is extremely rich in religious monuments of all ages, from the Middle Ages (the ‘embroidered’ Church of the Three Hierarchs) to the modern times (the Metropolitan Church).

You may also want to visit the beautiful sites around the city (Ciric lake and forest; Birnova, Bucium and Poieni Forests).

But most of all, make sure to take a trip to the famous chain of monasteries in Northern Moldavia. Most of them are painted monasteries dating back to the 15th – 16th centuries. To give just a few examples:

  • the Monastery of Voronet is unique in the world due to the mysterious origin of its deep-blue colour and to the painting of the “Last Judgement” on its western exterior wall;
  • the Monastery of Putna has a powerful symbolical meaning for the Romanian people because it was built by the most famous Moldavian ruler, Stefan cel Mare (Stephen the Great), whose grave is also at Putna;
  • the Monasteries of Sucevita, Moldovita, Dragomirna, Arbore, Bistrita, Agapia, Varatec and many othersare all beautifully-painted unique monuments of art and religion.