What To Do in Iasi, Romania

Palaces with rolling hills, hotels designed by Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame, book-shaped benches was not we expected to find in Iasi, Romania’s third largest city and cultural capital. In eastern Romania near the Moldovan border, Iasi offered a lot in the 3.5 days we visited.

Here are a few highlights.


  • Banana bread from Cafeneaua Lattente Specialty Coffee, a tiny cafe with outdoor seating and a quality coffee menu.
  • “Happy Luca” (a hot dog with mustard and ketchup inside a warm roll) from Luca, a takeout-only bakery chain throughout the city.
  • Carbonara from Pasta House, a takeout pasta shop.
  • Soup from Ciorbărie, a small shop that sells ten different kinds of soup with white bread.


  • Latte with a double shot of espresso from Capuchin Roasters, a design-forward cafe along a pedestrian-only street.
  • Strawberry lemonade from Noir Coffee Roasters, cafes inside black vans throughout the city.


  • Play on two shaded playgrounds inside Exhibition Parc, a large park with fountains, gazebos, and snack stands.
  • Roll down the hills outside the Palace of Culture, an early 20th century palace that’s now museums.
  • Take your kids to the Palas Mall to ride flashing unicorn rides.
  • Walk up the stairs at the Yellow Precipice built in the early 20th century.
  • Zip line at SuperFun, an adventure park that hosts private parties.
    • They let us inside for an hour before a party started for fun.


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *