The Iasi County is located towards the north eastern area of Romania, near the border with Moldova. This County has a population of approximately 815,000 inhabitants who live in a territory of around 5,500 km2. Due to its strategic location, this county is one of the most important commercial centers in not only the eastern area of Romania but the entire country as well.
There are many reasons by which tourists should try to visit Iasi when going to the north eastern area of the country during a vacation in Romania. This county has a wide variety of attractions and peculiarities as well as great natural spots and beautiful landscapes, being this way a great destination for tourists of almost any age and preferences.
According to historians, the first mention known about Iasi as a city dates from the 15th century, when it was named as such in a document of Alexander the Kind. Despite of this, according to archaeological discoveries, Iasi would have been inhabited since the Neolithic times. These discoveries have brought into light objects related to cultures that existed between the 1st and 4th centuries BC, such as the Iasi Nicolina, the Baiceni Mlada, and the Cucuteni cultures.
The Iasi County has more than 520 archaeological places, being this way a great choice for tourists who enjoy disciplines such as history, anthropology and archaeology. Besides this, this county also counts with more than 550 different historical monuments, 10 memorial buildings and 10 museums, being this way a great place to go when willing to discover the past of not only this region of the country but the entire Romania as well.
While visiting Iasi, tourists would also be able to find a wide variety of other attractions besides the ones related to archaeology and history. While being in this county, visitors could meet, for example, the vineyards of Cotnari, the natural resources of Repedea, the water springs of Nicolina, the Trei Ierarchi Church, the Culture Palace, the St. Nicolae church, and the Metropolitan Cathedral built in the 19th century in a very interesting mixture of baroque and neoclassical styles.