Official language: Romanian
Time zone: UTC+3 (summer), UTC+2 (winter)
Currency: Leu (RON)
Grand Hotel Traian is among the most exceptional buildings in Jassy – it was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the famous Parisian tower.
The belief in evil spirits is really strong, and it affects even public authorities. In 2006, the Jassy Police Station called on Orthodox priests to perform an exorcism.
The most popular nightclub, the Cafeneaua Piata Unirii, is located in the northern part of the city. Regulars praise the place for its great atmosphere that rubs off on everyone.
In shops or bars, we often pay at one counter and receive the purchase at the other. So, you need to know the names of the products, because you won’t have a chance to point at them.The former capital of Moldova is a place shaped by the influence of many cultures – Old Moldavian and Russian, Oriental and Western. The footprints of its glory days are, e.g., the Neo-Gothic Palace of Culture and the 17th-century Monastery of the Three Hierarchs.
To experience real local folklore, come to Jassy on October 14. This is the day of celebration of Saint Paraskeva who is a patroness of the Metropolitan Cathedral. According to the custom, the Gypsies trickle into the city to share food with others. The streets are bustling and lined with lots of stalls selling souvenirs.
You can see the most significant monuments of Jassy taking a bike ride. Some companies, e.g., Rolandia, organize bike tours around the city. We recommend