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Gorgeous little house

This place is located in front of the Palace and Mall, plus St Nicholas church near it. I guess... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
The House of Dosoftei

The House of Dosoftei holds the origins of the Romanian language and a lot of interesting... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
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Strada Panu Anastasie 54, Iasi 700019, Romania
+40 232 261 070
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

This place is located in front of the Palace and Mall, plus St Nicholas church near it. I guess due to the traffic nearby, the house is now suffering (as being several hundreds of years old) thus being under renovation at this moment in time....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The House of Dosoftei holds the origins of the Romanian language and a lot of interesting history.Located in the center of Iași, the house was built in the 17 century and it’s a dream come true for history lovers and architecturals designers who would love...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Denis V
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a very old building serving as an museum of literature today with plenty of old books inside.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

A very quick visit. Some very beautiful hand copied books as well as early print press copies. The old hand carved press is cool and I also enjoyed the building itself.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank NDdenver
Reviewed July 25, 2017

This small museum of literature is keeping old books and maps dating back to 16-th century when the culture of the Balkans was awakening for giving a kick to the Ottoman rulers at that time.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Vihren M
Reviewed June 4, 2017

This small building, just across the Palace of Culture, houses the Museum of Romanian Literature. If you would like to uncover the roots of the Romanian language, then take this trip down the time and see, among other interesting exhibits, the oldest Romanian dated manuscript.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Holds the oldest printers from this region of the country that was used to print Bibles and old manuscripts. The house is also named the house with arches!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Cioanca O
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Casa Dosoftei is the Museum of Romanian Literature from Iasi. In this small place, you can discover the origins of Romanian language. Is an interesting museum.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Great building made of stone just in front of the Palace of culture with lots of history inside and out

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Niya T
Reviewed September 24, 2016

interesting casa with a load of history inside and a friendly people (has to be mentioned in Romania since sometimes ticket-sellers are unhappy like Napoleon on his first walk on Elba). You can also get a postcard with an ugly writer there. But since all...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank marcin w
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