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Golia Monastery

Closes in 18 min: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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“bell tower”(3 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Cuza Voda, Iasi 700049, Romania
+40 332 408 549
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 29 May 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.

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 19 December 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.

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Reviewed 30 November 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.

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 24 September 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

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GOLIA2014, Owner at Golia Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

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

Thank Lacri U
Reviewed 4 December 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

Thank Bogdan S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It is a nice and beautiful monastery with great wall paintings and amazing icons. Beautiful gardens surrounds it. It was built in mid 17th century. From its tower - 30m high - you can have a great view of the city.

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Misthic,historical, religious place! It is amazing place, you feel so good in there... You can stay and admire the place, you can visit, you can buy artazanal hand made

Thank Marius A
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very nice monastery surrounded by walls and including a famous tour; fantastic frescoes inside; a lot of history linked to this site

Thank danlucian
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