Situated in Romania’s province Moldavia, Iasi (pronounced "Yash", sometimes known as "Jassy") is one of the country’s oldest cities, and is the most important political, economic and cultural centre in this region.
This city is renowned due to it being the first Romanian city that had a university and a local newspaper. This city is also associated with culture as the first ever theatre show in Romanian was played here, and there are many museums, memorial houses here as well. In addition, it is one of the few cities with over 100 churches.
In fact, it is said that Iasi as a whole is a true national museum and treasure trove because of its cultural and historical significance in the context of Romania's history, at one point during the First World War even being the capital of the nation.
The city is known as a green space with numerous linden plantations, which are considered to be the symbol of the city, and numerous specimens of silver linden are found in the city’s streets and parks. Iasi is also home to some of Romania's most picturesque parks.
Iasi is rather out of the way in comparison to Romania's other main destinations, but we think it is well worth the visit, so be sure to download our mini guide here, and to check out the other destinations we have covered here.