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Golia Monastery

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Impressive. Pretty

This is something you should see before you go North to the painted churches monasteries. It’s easy... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2019
Bluffton, South Carolina
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Manastirea Golia, IASI

Golia Monastery impressed me with its special paintings and its history. An essential role was... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
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The tower of Golia is 30 m height. The visitors who want to have a panorama view of the city have to climb 130 stairs. The tower is one of the city's symbols.
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Cuza Voda, Iasi 700049, Romania
+40 332 408 549
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Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

This is something you should see before you go North to the painted churches monasteries. It’s easy to get to. Beautiful interiors interesting

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Golia Monastery impressed me with its special paintings and its history. An essential role was played by the guide who knew how to make a special connection between us and the church, to capture our attention. It is worth visiting this place

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

Is an ortodox monastery, located near the city center, maybe 10 minutes walk. Outside, it's partially surrounded by walls, resembles the medieval ones. I wasn't impressed much by architecture, maybe I was comparing Golia monaster with 3 Holy Hierarch Church from Iasi, which is indeed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Near the central market, this Renaissance building was well fortified when built but suffered serious fire damage in 1822 before being reinstated as a monastery in 1992

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is very nice and impressive. If you want to have a panoramic view, you should climb in the tower and pay for the entrance.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Golia is an orthodox monastery built in the 16th century that looks like a medieval fortress. It's not far from the city centre but you can also get here by tram. You can climb in the tower and get a panoramic view of the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

The monastery is an example of medieval architecture through construction, painting and composition. Its walls and the bell tower complete the entire monastery. At this monastery was Ion Creanga deacon.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This beautiful church sits in a walled-in compound and gives opportunity for a quiet retreat from the busy streets outside. Entering the church is free. But do pay a modest amount to be escorted up to the belltower where you get great views not only...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GlobetrottingViking
GOLIA2014, Owner at Golia Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed July 27, 2017

must read the history of the monastery and must go to the tower - the best city views. The guide was excellent.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lacri U
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Impressive interior with nice paintings, but the exterior garden is not well taken care of. The tower can be visited and the view from the top is nice, even if tall and ugly comunist buildings spoil a little the landscape

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank BogdanS677
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