Designed between 1834 and 1848 under Prince Mihail Sturza, this 10-hectare park is allegedly where poet Mihai Eminescu (1850–89) wrote...
Obelisk of Lions
Mihai Eminescu Museum of Literature
This museum documents the writings, life and loves of Eminescu (1850–89), Romania’s favourite writer and poet. The great love of the...
French Cultural Centre
Holds film screenings, theatre workshops or concerts and has a mediathèque.
Enjoy cheap but tasty bites on the terrace under the lime trees at this student joint.
Dumbrava Rosie 7-9, Parcul Exposiţiei · interesting places nearby
Botanical Gardens information
Iaşi's Botanical Gardens are Romania’s first (1856) and largest (100 hectares). They sprawl across Parcul Exposiţiei's western side, and offer 21km of shady lanes, 800 rose varieties and orchid gardens, plus greenhouses with tropical flowers and carnivorous plants. Kids will enjoy the lawns and small lake. The gardens are popular for strolling and picnicking. They also host Vasile Lupu’s Church of the Living (1638). The gardens are 3km northwest of the centre, so take a taxi (4 lei) or walk (20 minutes) up on B-dul Barol I – the gardens become visible about 500m past Copou Park, on the left.