Alese 043 - Iasi-Palatul culturii_opt

Iasi, one of the biggest city in Romania is a representative tourist destination for a passionate traveller. The symbol of the city is Palace of Culture, an impressive edifice, a museum complex, an architectural masterpiece and one of the most important accomplishment of the Gothic style in Romania.

After 8 year of rehabilitation, the Palace of Culture will be opened to public. According to the minister, the Palace of Culture can be visited starting from April. From that date, the palace will host art exhibitions. In parallel, until June, experts will house four museums inside the building that will subsequently be open to the public.

Enjoy a peak from inside the Palace of Culture:

Art lovers and history will have the chance to visit only a few rooms, those located on the left and right of the entrance, on the ground floor and one the first floor will be opened Voievozilor room and several other rooms.
Palace of Culture was opened for the first time in 1925. Built in neo-gothic style by architect I.D. Berindei, the construction of the Palace lasted over two decades.

Although is not built on top of ancient foundations as people thought at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Palace of Culture rises above the ruins of medieval princely courts, mentioned in documents in 1434. There also used some parts of foundation from the old palace (neoclassical) from the time of Prince Alexander Mourousis (1806-1812), rebuilt by Mihail Sturza (1841-1843) and demolished in 1904.

The current building which is Palace of Culture Iasi was inaugurated in 1925 by King Ferdinand of Romania. The Palace was initially projected to have 365 rooms, one for each day of the year, but the standing construction has only 298 rooms.

The Palace of Culture from Iasi hosts four museums: Moldavia’s History Museum, the Ethnographic Museum of Moldavia, the Art Museum, and the “Stefan Procopiu” Science and Technique Museum.

Don’t forget to put Palace of Culture Iasi on your must list and until you come to visit it, take and virtual tour online.