Golia Monastery - Iasi - details and images

Hidden in thick and high walls, doors locked like a fortress, the church bright and richly endowed "combine" three kinds of crafts: lesesc, Greek and moschicesc "as seen from the description made in 1711 by Peter the Great of Russia. The "moschicesc" is represented by the features of Russian architecture, the "Greek" the Byzantine features, and the "lesesc" represents the Baroque revival, then spread, as in most of the countries of central Europe, where craftsmen brought Vasile Lupu.

Golia is dedicated to the Monastery of Mount Athos Vatoped (1614) and is dedicated to "Resurrection."
The church has the allure of the city and keep a Byzantine interior, trilobate: pranaos, nave and altar.
Magnificent building is surrounded by strong defensive walls, towers completed by bastions at the corners and on the south side of the enclosure is high bell tower, "the small eastern Golia tower, 30 m, rebuilt in 1900, the tower" is not pair in all these countries with high, wide and greatness. "
On the left side of the tower entrance is a wall fountain in the monastery that dates from the time of Al. Moruzzi, 1766, decorated in baroque style and corners in a house where he lived while he served here Ion Creanga.

Church Lady "keeps the original furniture royal thrones, a candelabrum with the insignia of Vasile Lupu, four candlesticks commissioned in Denmark in 1838 and a beautiful veil.
Golia pattern out of construction time. The roof is unique as a model surrounded by seven towers, frontons the windows are adorned with decorative carvings. The plan is rectangular exterior, with high walls that support the bill on four Corinthian epifastri anchored in a cornice.

Access is through a porch has two side doors.
Climb 120 steps provides a splendid panorama over Iasi. The painting of the interior has been rebuilt several times today, preserving the few original frescoes.
Here's royal weddings were celebrated by C-tin and Maria Duca Brancoveanu, antiques Cantemir Catrina, the church taking the name of "church weddings."
Today houses the Cultural Institute of the Metropolitan Missionary Trinitas of Moldavia and Bucovina.

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