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11 Best Things to Do in Iași Romania | Get Off the Beaten Path

Iași, Romania is now allowing tourists to travel back in time, on the Tram of Communism. The local Public Transport Company has allocated one special vintage-style carriage to take passengers on a journey through time. The tour’s goal is to provide insight as to what life was like living under communism, prior to 1989.

If you’re planning to visit Iași Romania for the first time, here’s our hand-picked guide to some of the best things to do in Iași, Romania.

11 Best Things to Do in Iași Romania | Get Off the Beaten Path

If you’re looking to brag about getting off the beaten path to your friends then Iași, Romania is definitely a candidate of places you need to visit.  The eleven best things to do in Iași Romania are:

  1. Tram of Communism
  2. Palace of Culture
  3. Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs
  4. Palas Iasi
  5. Botanic Garden
  6. Iasi Historical Town
  7. Teatrul National Vasile Alecsandri
  8. Palas Mall
  9. Metropolitan Cathedral
  10. Copou Parc
  11. Cetatuia Monastery

Tram of Communism is One of the Best Things to Do

The guided tour will provide a unique perspective of the history of the city and region, as well as a sampling of the local snacks and drinks that were popular in the period. The tram, called the “Tram of Communism”, runs on Saturdays and tickets cost about $5.

Photo courtesy of Tramvaiul Comunismului Iași

The tram begins operating at 10:00 a.m., and departs from the Târgu Cucu roundabout. Don’t worry about purchasing tickets online, they can be purchased directly on the tram, right before departure.

We sure wish they would have had this tour available when we visited Iasi, we probably wouldn’t have been in such a big hurry to get to Moldova. Hopefully, next time we visit we’ll be able to take, what sounds like a very interesting tour.

Iasi is the most important political, economic and cultural center of the province of Moldavia as well as one of the oldest cities in Romania.

Other Things to Do

We think the tram of communism is the best thing to do because it is so unique, there’s nothing else like it in the world. However, when visiting Iași, Romania you must also see these top attractions:

  • Palace of Culture
  • Monastery of the Three Holy Hierarchs
  • Palas Iasi
  • Botanic Garden
  • Iasi Historical Town
  • Teatrul National Vasile Alecsandri
  • Palas Mall
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Copou Parc
  • Cetatuia Monastery

These were our top experiences while touring the city. Do you have any to add? Feel free to shout out your favorite experiences, or your travel reflections in the comments below.

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