Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history. It has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Iași is the seat of Iași County and the main economic centre of the Romanian region of Moldavia. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1859, then of the United Principalities from 1859 to 1862, and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918.
Among the nicknames for which Iaşi is famous, we could mention: The Cultural Capital of Romania, The City of Great Loves, The City of the Famous Destinies, The City of Great Ideas, The City of the Three Unions, The City on Seven Hills.
Bearing in mind all of the above, students and professors could, in their free time, visit some of the city’s sights, among which are worth mentioning: The Palace of Culture, The Botanical Garden, The National Theater, The Metropolitan Cathedral, The Central University Library etc. The participants to this event can also get acquainted with the traditional local customs and cuisine by enjoying a meal at the locally famous “Bolta Rece” restaurant.