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Gorgeous inside

Interesting and nice outside, but it's really beautiful inside. The church is Byzantine in style... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
Randy K
Des Moines, Iowa
You have to go inside

St. Sabbas the Sanctified Church is one of the 100 churches in Iasi and it has a special feeling to... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Aug 24, 2017
“Gorgeous inside”
Jun 22, 2017
“You have to go inside”
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Interesting and nice outside, but it's really beautiful inside. The church is Byzantine in style. On site is a small museum with old and rare liturgical books.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Randy K
Reviewed June 22, 2017

St. Sabbas the Sanctified Church is one of the 100 churches in Iasi and it has a special feeling to it. The painting is impressive and the priests are very welcoming. I suggest you also visit the museum in the attic.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

In the heart of Iasi, on Costache Negri Street (once called the Old Street), the tourist discovers a strange building, made of boulders and bricks. It has a fortified tower and a strange dome, resembling the Byzantines domes of Hagia Irene (Istanbul), Saint Sofia (Sofia)...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Cosmin D
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Dedicated to Saint Sabbas the Sanctified, this beautiful Romanian Orthodox church located not far from the city center, was erected by Greek monks.The church nowadays features a two-room museum that includes books from the 18th&19th centuries, other valuable religious objects such as icons and other...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice to visit. Recommended. Nice garden. Many pictures inside and treasury. A parking place nearby.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DavidY2132
Reviewed June 12, 2016

This church is one of the most impressive and oldest churches in Iasi, being representative for the old town center, along with Bărboi Church, Trei Ierarhi Church, Golia Monastery and the Armenian Church. This byzantine church combines Oriental, Gothic, Moldavian and Wallachian architectural elements! She...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Eugen77
Reviewed April 28, 2016

There are historical experts who say that its roots are back in the 13th century as it was originally built as a monastery by monks from Jerusalem. It has also a little park for children in the backyard, where the little ones can play while...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ana R
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Built in the current form in the 16th century, its particular form, nothing like the other Romanian churches, is due to the influences from Athos, the holy mountain in the Orthodox world. The church has undergone through a vas program of rehabilitation, both on the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank crostat
Reviewed December 2, 2015

It is a relic of Iasi city, hundreds of years old. It was recently renovated and can be visited, free of charge. It is gorgeous outside and inside.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank 526monicas
Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

This was such a surprise after seven weeks of churches this one was really impressive. The garden is very groomed and well kept. The exterior of the building is very plain but inside the gold color is amazing. The paintings are vivid stories from the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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