Golia Monastery

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Golia Monastery
Bisera Manastirii Golia din Iasi - vedere de iarna.JPG
The church of the Golia Monastery
Basic information
Location Cuza Vodă Street 51, Iași, Romania
Geographic coordinates 47°09′53″N 27°35′22″E / 47.164861°N 27.589389°E / 47.164861; 27.589389Coordinates: 47°09′53″N 27°35′22″E / 47.164861°N 27.589389°E / 47.164861; 27.589389
Affiliation Eastern Orthodox
Country Romania
Website www.golia.ro
Architectural description
Architect(s) Vasile and Ștefăniță Lupu
Architectural style Baroque, Byzantine, Renaissance
Groundbreaking 1650
Completed 1660
Spire height 30 m
Materials Stone, brick

The Golia Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Golia) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery located in Iaşi, Romania. The monastery is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments.[1] In 2012, the conservation of the Monastery was awarded the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award.[2][3]


The Golia Tower

Located in the middle of the old Moldavian capital and raised on the foundation of the church eracted, in the 16th century, by the boyar Ioan Golia, the monastery was rebuilt on a greater scale by Prince Vasile Lupu, between 1650 and 1653, and completed by his son Ştefăniţă.

The monastery is surrounded by tall walls, with corner turrets and a 30 m (98.43 ft) height tower with 120 steps, one of city’s symbols, and houses the Ion Creangă Museum (the writer was curate of the church) and Doxologia Cultural Missionary Centre of the Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina.[4][5]


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