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