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...
Iaşi's Botanical Gardens are Romania’s first (1856) and largest (100 hectares). They sprawl across Parcul Exposiţiei's western side,...
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.
B-dul Carol I · interesting places nearby
Copou Park information
Designed between 1834 and 1848 under Prince Mihail Sturza, this 10-hectare park is allegedly where poet Mihai Eminescu (1850–89) wrote beneath a linden tree. The tree still stands behind the 13m-high Obelisk of Lions (supposedly modern Romania's oldest monument), which is opposite the main entrance. A bronze bust of Eminescu sits in front.