Cetatuia monastery was built between 1669 and 1672 by Prince Gheorghe Duca. It was built on Cetatuia hill, which is among the seven hills where the city of Iasi in Romania sits. The name Cetatuia means fortress in Romanian. And as its name suggests, the monastery is fortified with thick walls and tall, strong towers that provided refuge during invasions and enemy siege.
Surrounding the monastery are beautiful and well-groomed gardens where visitors can relax. What makes the church more special is the preservation of the uniqueness of the entire ensemble of monastic architecture.
Inside the monastery, there is the Royal House, which was the ruler's residence. There is also the Turkish Bath that works as cuisine and Gothic hall. Other attractions you will get to enjoy in the monastery are the small and giant bells and the Table of Silence.Places nearby:
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