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"Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre ::

Address: 18 Agatha Barsescu Street

Ticket Agency:

4 Stefan cel Mare Blvd. (near BCR)

Openning hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (Closed on Sunday)
Telephone: 0232.267.763; 0232.267.824
Telephone for the Ticket Agency:



Visiting program, august 2016: 08:00am-10:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm

It was built between 1894-1896, by the well-known Viennese architects, Fellner and Helmer.
In 1956, when celebrating 140 years since the first performance in Romanian language, the theatre in Iasi received the name of the great poet, playwright and man of culture, Vasile Alecsandri (1821-1890).

Today, this architectural jewel houses also the Romanian National Iasi Opera.


 ?MATEI MILLO (1814 - 1896) - actor, playwright, scene director, theater director; MIHAI CODREANU (1876 - 1957) - poet, corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, theater director, professor and rector of the Conservatory of Iasi, director of a literary revue; GEOGE ENESCU (1881 - 1955) - composer, violinist, pianist, professor, orchestra conductor; MIHAIL SADOVEANU (1880 - 1961) - writer, academician, politician, theater director, editor of literary magazines; HENRI MATHIAS BERTHELOT (1861 - 1931) - French general, chief of the military French mission in Romania, during the First World War; honorary citizen of Romania, awarded by the Romanian Parliament, honorary member of the Romanian Academy; ALEXANDRU A. FLECHTENMACHER (1823 - 1898) - violinist, orchestra conductor, professor, director of the Conservatory in Bucharest, composer; AVRAM GOLDFADEN (1840 - 1908) - poet, playwright, actor, scene director.

MIRON COSTIN (1633-1691) -near "V. Alecsandri" National Theater, in the intersection of I.C. Bratianu str./ Cuza Voda street

With the initiative of "Miron Costin" Society and with the contribution of the different national institutions, was built and inaugurated, in September 1888, the monument presenting the Moldavian chronicler Miron Costin, "the most successful statue that stood on the land of the Romanian country" (N. Tonitza).

The monument, presenting the chronicler with a writing feather in his right hand, was made of bronze (author, Wladimir C. Hegel). On the base, built by the architect N. Gabrielescu, there are two bas-reliefs, inspired by the dramatic life of the chronicler. Under the monument are deposited, "with reverence", the bones of Miron Costin, as it is mentioned in an inscription on the carved bronze book, on the other side of the pedestal.

Ways to get there:
check the public transport http://www.ratp-iasi.ro/planif10.pdf and routes.

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