Take a walk with us through the ornamental corridors...
The Palace of Culture - palace of museums, acknowledged as an emblem of the city of Iaşi, was built in the neo-Gothic style, representing one of the last expressions of Romanticism in the official architecture.
Although it was not built on top of ancient foundations, as it was assumed at the beginning of the 20th century, the Palace partially stands on the ruins of the medieval princely courts, mentioned in documents of 1434.
The Palace, in its current aspect, became part of the Iaşi cityscape as early as 1914, when even the roof of the central tower was completed. The construction work of the palace was interrupted by World War I. The building was officially inaugurated by King Ferdinand the Unifier, and by Queen Mary, on October 11, 1925 as a Palace of Justice and Administration. Since 1955, the palace has been hosting four museums, becoming the cultural center of the city.
Figurative mosaic, in which various representations of the Gothic bestiary are concentrically arranged: two-headed eagles, dragons, gryphons, lions.
The Hall of Honor was designed as a large central area, having the height of the two floors, and a glass skylight as a ceiling, where initially a greenhouse with exotic plants was arranged.
Dr. Lacramioara Stratulat - Manager of the "Moldova" National Museum Complex IASI
Photo: Mihai Neagu, Gina Popa
Editing: Oana Popescu