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Things to do in Iasi

Discover wonderful Iasi

Iași is not just a city, it’s an experience. Awesome places, great people, lots of art, history and culture, delicious food and a vibrant nightlife.

The city of Iași has the oldest academic tradition in Romania, with five top ranking state universities. It’s also one of the most beautiful Eastern European cities, built on seven hills, with beautiful architecture, amazing views and an abundance of cultural treats for the sensitive heart. Music, theatre, underground culture, there’s a bit of everything for you here. Iași is the second most populous city in the country and it has almost 60,000 students from all over Romania and the world. It’s a student city and foreigners have an easy time meeting people and making friends.

If you like nature, the biggest botanical garden can be found in the city. Here you can visit seasonal flower shows, take walks through the vast garden or just chill in the sun. If it’s fun you’re after, you’ll find lots of bars, cafés, discos, night clubs, you name it, on campus and also in the city centre, which is not far. You can even party by the lake.

Here you’ll find 526 archaeological sites, 20 memorial houses of which 10 are museums and 580 historic monuments. It is also a very popular pilgrimage destination, with over 100,000 pilgrims visiting the city each year in October. With approximately 60 churches, one more beautiful than the next, it’s actually the religious capital of Romania.

The city has a very rich and interesting history. Exactly 100 years ago it used to be the capital of Romania (1916 – 1918) and throughout time it has been burned down three times – by the Tatars in 1513, by the Ottomans in 1538, and by Imperial Russian troops in 1686. It also has the oldest tradition in engineering education in Romania, with Gheorghe Asachi setting up the first centre for technical education taught in Romanian in 1813, what we know today as TUIASI.

Student life in Iasi is not complete without trying all the opportunities our city offers. Discover great places where to spend your spare time, enjoy the days in breathtaking natural areas or catch the movies and join the festivals all year long.

Cultural Institutions

National Theatre ”Vasile Alecandri” https://www.teatrulnationaliasi.ro/
Fix Theatre https://teatrufix.ro/
Luceafărul Theatre https://luceafarul-theatre.ro/
Ateneu Theatre https://ateneuiasi.ro/
Cultural House Unions, https://www.anccsr.ro/filiale/ccs-iasi/
Cultural House of Students https://www.ccsiasi.ro/
Ludic Theatre https://www.ludic.ro/
Mihai Ursachi Cultural House https://www.culturacopou.ro/
German Cultural Centre https://www.kulturzentrum-iasi.ro/
Institute Francaise https://www.institutfrancais.ro/Iasi/home
National Romanian Opera https://www.operaiasi.ro/
Palace of Culture https://palatulculturii.ro/

Cinema in Iasi

Cinema City https://www.cinemacity.ro
Cinema Dacia, Piaţa Voievozilor 14, phone (0232) 164 740
Cinema Republica, Str. Lapuşneanu 8, phone (0232) 268 013
Cinema Victoria, Piaţa Unirii 5, phone (0232) 268 012


Ludic Theatre Days – 8-12 December
Folklore Student Festival – 12 – 13 November
Film Festival Filmstud – 14-15 November
Interethnic Festival ”Confluences”- 15-18 October
Iasi Guitar Festival – November – https://www.facebook.com/iasiguitarfestival/
Festudis – May – https://festudis.ro/
Rock’n Iasi – 29-31 October – https://www.facebook.com/rniasi/
GFEST – https://www.facebook.com/GFESTIASI

Cooking class



Breakedance https://www.ccsiasi.ro/index.php/quasar/


Classic and Electrical Guitar courses https://www.ccsiasi.ro/index.php/petran/


Visual Art Club https://www.ccsiasi.ro/index.php/conceptart/

Adventure trails / Parc aventura


Sport centres




Major festivals


Biking groups


City tour

https://iasi.travel/?lang=en (self-guided, 7 themes)

Natural area

Copou Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copou_Park
Bothanical Garden https://botanica.uaic.ro/
Ciric Recreation Area https://www.facebook.com/ZonaDeAgrementCiric/
Repedea Hill Fossil Site https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repedea_Hill_Fossil_Site

Please note that TUIASI is not responsible for the accuracy of the information listed on these websites.

"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi
TUIASI este printre primele instituții de învățămînt superior de profil tehnic din țară și se încadrează în categoria universităților de cercetare avansată și educație.