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In 1891, the building became the City Hall but two years later, was transformed into a royal residence. On January 18, 1847, the famous composer, Franz Liszt, played here.In 1868, Monsignor Salandarie founded the Catholic Institute here, enlarging the building and adding a spacious extension, which today, houses the Moldavia Philharmonic.
Today, it houses the Medicine and Pharmacy College. The Hall of the University, known as , served as a parliamentary debating chamber between 19.
Many other important sites can be found on nearby streets. Free admission This remarkable construction (1906-1925), built in flamboyant neogothic style, stands partly on the ruins of a medieval royal court mentioned in documents dating from 1434. This "stone embroidery" is a mixture of western gothic, Renaissance and Oriental motifs.
Address: Piata Stefan cel Mare si Sfant 1 Open: Tue. Today, the 365-room palace houses the Gheorghe Asachi Library and four of the city's museums: the Moldavian History Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Technology . Legend has it that the exterior was covered in gold, silver and lapis lazuli but centuries ago, when the Ottoman Empire tried to conquer Moldavia, the invaders sat the church on fire and melted all the gold.
Iasi boasts an impressive number of Orthodox churches, almost 100, most of them located in the so-called Golden Plateau .
The oldest, the Princely Saint Nicholas Church, dates from the reign of Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare, 1457-1504). Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral and Trei Ierarhi Church, the last a curious example of Byzantine art, erected in 1635-1639 by Vasile Lupu.
In 1835, it was renamed The Mihailean Academy and had three sections: Philosophy, Law and Theology, as well as two special courses, Polytechnic Sciences and Economy.