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Golia Monastery

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Affiliation  Eastern Orthodox
Completed  1660
Materials  Stone, brick
Phone  +40 332 408 549
Website  www.golia.ro
Spire height  30 m
Opened  1660
Groundbreaking  1650
Golia Monastery
Location  Cuza Vodă Street 51, Iași, Romania
Address  Strada Cuza Vodă 51, Iași 700040, Romania
Architectural styles  Renaissance architecture, Baroque architecture, Byzantine architecture
Architects  Vasile Lupu, Ștefăniță Lupu
Similar  Cetățuia Monastery, Trei Ierarhi Monastery, Metropolitan Cathedral - Iași, Copou Park, Palace of Culture

The Golia Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Golia) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located in Iaşi, Romania. The monastery is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments. In 2012, the conservation of the Monastery was awarded the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award.

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History

Located in the middle of the old Moldavian capital and raised on the foundation of the church eracted, in the 16th century, by the boyar Ioan Golia, the monastery was rebuilt on a greater scale by Prince Vasile Lupu, between 1650 and 1653, and completed by his son Ştefăniţă.

The monastery is surrounded by tall walls, with corner turrets and a 30 m (98.43 ft) height tower with 120 steps, one of city’s symbols, and houses the Ion Creangă Museum (the writer was curate of the church) and Doxologia Cultural Missionary Centre of the Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina.

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Golia Monastery Wikipedia


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