Iași is the second largest city in Romania, and Moldavia’s cultural, religious, social and historical centre. The city’s past as capital of Moldavia and even Romania has resulted in an impressive number of monasteries, churches, museums, memorial houses, palaces, historic buildings and parks. Visiting Iași, the country’s biggest university centre, you will feel the students’ energy and the nightlife’s vividness.
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Visit Copou, the university district, the centre of the cultural and intellectual life in Iași nowadays, as well as it was in the second half of the 19th century. In that period, Pogor House, which now hosts the Museum of Romanian Literature, housed the meetings of the literary circle Junimea. This society attracted representative writers such as the national poet, Mihai Eminescu. He wrote some of his best poems while lying beneath his favourite linden tree in the Copou Park. Take a romantic walk through the park’s alleys and feel inspired to compose a poem!
Admire the 21km of gardens, greenhouses, natural springs and lakes from the Botanical Garden located nearby. Dating from 1856, it is considered to be the oldest and the largest in the country. Approximately 50 km northwest of Iași is Cotnari, a region famous for its vineyards. You can take one hour tours of the winery, cellars and factory, and enjoy a wine-tasting session. Try a glass of the sweet white wines, Grasă or Tămâioasă de Cotnari.
Romania offers a wide range of accommodation opportunities, as diverse as the country itself. From luxurious 5* hotels to inexpensive hostels, from traditional pensions to modern apartments, here you can find something to suit every style and budget.
Nightlife in Romania is something that you definitely have to experience during your stay here. As the sun goes down, … no, it’s not Dracula coming to life, but the cities seem more alive than ever. You don't want to miss all the fun after dark!
On any given day (and night), in Romania you will find thousands of lively bars to choose from, which include in their drinks lists everything from classy cocktails or sophisticated coffees to ice cold beer or elegant wines.
No matter what is it that you are looking for, you’ll find a specialized shop where you can buy it from. From large malls to small boutiques, the Romanian shopping options are diverse in both product range and appearance.
If you want to move from one place to another, Romania offers many possibilities and options to choose from. The numerous companies providing transportation services will ensure high quality services at affordable rates.
Romania provides numerous possibilities for sports and outdoor activities throughout the year. If you like to move and fill up with adrenaline, browse this category in order to find the most suitable activity for you.