Iasi Tourism, Romania

Visit Iasi - Best of Iasi

Iași ([jaʃʲ] ; also referred to as Jassy or Iassy) is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, Iași has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life. 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. Known as The Cultural Capital of Romania, Iași is a symbol in Romanian history. The historian Nicolae Iorga said "There should be no Romanian who does not know of it". Still referred to as The Moldavian Capital, Iași is the main economic and business centre of the Moldavian region of Romania. At the 2011 census, the city proper had a population of 290,422, making it the fourth most populous in Romania. With 465,477 residents (as of 2014), the Iași urban area is the second most populous in Romania (after Bucharest), whereas more than 500,000 people live within its peri-urban area. Home to the oldest Romanian university and to the first engineering school, Iași is one of the most important education and research centres of the country, and accommodates over 60,000 students in 5 public universities. The social and cultural life revolves around the Vasile Alecsandri National Theater (the oldest in Romania), the Moldova State Philharmonic, the Opera House, the Tătărași Athenaeum, a famous Botanical Garden (the oldest and largest in Romania), the Central University Library (the oldest in Romania), the high quality cultural centres and festivals, an array of museums, memorial houses, religious and historical monuments.


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Facts and Stats for Iasi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Iasi

    Know the pollution level of Iasi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 59.66 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 42.76 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.24 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.18 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.03 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.78 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.42 (Moderate)
  • Iasi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Iasi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Iasi.

    • Burglary and Theft 18.94 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.8 (High)
    • Car Stealing 15.15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.23 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.46 (Low)
    • Drug offense 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.77 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.77 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.15 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.85 (Low)
  • Living in Iasi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Iasi is 136.94 (High)

    • Safety Index 74.1 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.04 (High)
    • Pollution Index 58.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.58 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.45 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.85 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Iasi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Iasi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Iasi Tours for you

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  • Rural Experience from Iasi
    Rural Experience from Iasi

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    One day trip for a rural experience to visit an authentic rural experience in the company of friendly locals from Iasi.

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  • 2-day Moldova tour from Iasi
    2-day Moldova tour from Iasi New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Days

    Discover the Republic of Moldova, one of the least-known countries in Europe, a country whose nature, locals, and cuisine wil...

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  • 4-day tour in Bukovina and Moldova
    4-day tour in Bukovina and Moldova New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Days

    Discover the beauties of Bukovina and Moldova in a 4-day trip from Iasi. The first day of your tour will introduce you to the...

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  • Save 7% The Complete Walking Tour of Iasi
    The Complete Walking Tour of Iasi New on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    This complete walking tour of Iasi is designed for curious travelers who'd like to explore the city on foot, getting to know ...

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