Cemeteries of Iași
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Cemeteries of Iași

For an offbeat experience, you should visit some of the most important cemeteries in Iasi, that hold in silence the tales of the city's past.

Eternity Cemetery

Eternitatea is a cemetery that deserves to be visited by everyone.

Established in 1868, it has been called an “open air museum of eternal lives”. Worth seeing even if only for the overall impression and architectural styles of the historic funeral monuments, Eternitatea offers additional layers to the discerning visitor.

Many of the most important cultural and historical personalities of the countries are buried here, including the likes of Ion Creangă and Mihail Kogălniceanu, but the list goes into the dozens.

Specific history can be uncovered by visiting the areas dedicated to Romanian war heroes, but also Soviet, German and French war heroes that fought in these areas in various wars. A section is dedicated to pilots that died in the line of duty, with matching, wing inspired crosses.

All in all, the cemetery is a worthwhile stop where you can easily lose yourself for a couple of hours, especially in the warmer months.

Others

Located on one of the highest hills in Iași, the Saints Peter and Pavel Cemetery is not far from Eternity. The vast area with green walking alleys is worth a visit for those who seek an atypical kind of peace and tranquility.

For centuries, Iaşi was a leading center of Jewish life and culture. The Jewish Cemetery, near Pacurari street, in the nortwest of the city, was founded in the 19th century. It includes large mass graves of Holocaust victims as well as a section honoring Jewish soldiers who fell in World War I. It’s one of the largest jewish cemeteries in Romania.

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Jewish victims of the pogroms are buried in four concrete bunkers at this cemetery 5km west off Str Păcurari. Here stands a monument to the victims, as well as a (very small) synagogue.
Aleea Cimitirul Evreiesc, Iași 707410
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Situated on one of the highest hills in Iasi, this cemetery is a good stop on your way to the Ciric Forest.
Str. Moara de Vant nr. 26, Iași 707023
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The biggest cemetery in Iasi and city's Pantheon. Declared a national monument in 2020, the Eternity Cemetery holds an impressive number of tombs belonging to some of the most important figures of arts, literature and politics.
Strada Eternitate nr. 121, Iași 700259
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