Romania -The Historical Province of Moldavia o The historical province of Moldavia is a former principality from the 14th century to 1859, when it united with Wallachia as the basis of the modern Romanian state; at various times, the state included the regions of Bessarabia and all of Bukovina. The western part of Moldavia is now part of Romania and the eastern part belongs to the Republic of Moldova, while the northern and south-eastern parts are territories of Ukraine. Important capital cities from the historical province of Moldavia were: Iasi, Suceava and Vaslui. o The north-eastern region of Romania includes today 8 counties and these are: Suceava, Botosani, Neamt, Iasi, Bacau,Vaslui,Vrancea and Galati.
Name and Etymology The names Moldavia and Moldova are derived from the name of the Moldova River; however, the etymology is not known and there are several variants. One of them is based on a legend mentioned in Descriptio Moldaviae by Dimitrie Cantemir and it links its name to an auroch hunting trip of the Maramureş voivode Dragoş, and the latter's chase of a star-marked bull. Dragoş was accompanied by his female hound called Molda; when they reached shores of an unfamiliar river, Molda caught up with the animal and was killed by it. The dog's name would have been given to the river, and extended to the country.
Coat of Arms of Moldavia (late 15 th century) Auroch - a large extinct long-horned European wild ox
Iasi – "The City on Seven Hills" o Iasi is located in the eastern part of Moldavia. The city lies on the Bahlui river, a tributary of Jijia, which flows into the Prut river. o Home to the first Romanian university, Iasi is known as the cultural capital of Romania and the main economic centre of the region of Moldavia. o It spreads like Rome on seven hills and it has a population of about 300,000 residents.
Iasi and Its Tourist Attractions! Who wants to discover Iasi has the opportunity to find out more about its history. In Iasi " every stone tells a story about the past ", having a large number of monasteries, museums and memorial houses. Therefore, we can say that Iasi is a truly national museum. Historical monuments
Natural Attractions It is the oldest park in Iasi, located on the Copou hill. The park dates from the early part of the nineteenth century.
Botanical Garden It was founded in 1856 by the naturalist doctor Anastasie Fatu and every autumn there is a chrysanthemums exhibition here.
Roznovanu Palace Itis an architectural monument that houses the present residence of Iasi City Hall.
Cuza-Voda Palace The current Union Museum was built at the beginning of the 19 th century in neoclassical style. During the decades that followed, the house became the property of several famous noble families of Moldavia. Between 1859-1862, the palace served as residence of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Prince of the United Romanian Principalities.
Palace Of Culture It was inaugurated in 1926 by King Ferdinand of Romania and it was built in neo-Gothic style, after the plans of architect John D. Berindey. The construction of the palace lasted two decades.
Cathedrals, Churches and Monasteries In 1889, the relics of Saint Paraschiva, patron saint of Moldavia, were brought at the Metropolitan Cathedral and there are crowds of pilgrims who come here every year, particularly on her feast day (October 14 th ).
Three Hierarchs Church A historical monument, this church distinguishes itself by the external decoration, an embroidery of rocks.
Cetatuia Monastery MĂNĂSTIREA CETĂŢUIA The monastery was founded in the seventeenth century and is located on a hill dominating Nicolina neighbourhood.
Art and Culture The “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre is one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the country and it was designed according to the plans of two Viennese architects.
Shopping Area Located in the historical centre, near the Palace of Culture, Palas Mall is a unique commercial complex, with hotels, class A offices, approximately 2,500 underground parking spaces and an entertainment area, being the biggest private investment ever made, in the northeastern Romania, with a total of 265 million euros.
Our School The Technological Economic High School of Tourism
Our school has : 65 teachers and 910 students. School system: The Technological Economic High School of Tourism Secondary Classes High School Post- High School Classes Tourism Technician Commercial Activities Accountancy Banqueting Organiser Food Industry (shop- assistant, cook, waiter) Students become skilled technicians in the following fields:
References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldavia http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aurochs http:// animaledisparute.weebly.com/bourul https://www.google.ro/imghp?hl=ro&tab=wi This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.