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Galata Monastery Museum Collection

Museum code51620000125
NameGalata Monastery Museum Collection
CountyIaşi
LocalityIAŞI
AddressStr. Mănăstirii nr. 4
Postal code700616
Time tableon demand
Collection(s)Prince Petru Şchiopu of Moldavia built the church of the monastery between 1582 and 1584. The church was built of bricks and cut stone, supported on abutments, consolidated several times, which helped the construction survive earthquakes and fires. The stone wall surrounding Galata started to be raised in 1735. The upper part of the bell tower was added during the time of Michael Sturza. Galata Monastery counts among the few monuments of mediaeval art that, in spite of the time elapsed and the restorers' intervention, has preserved most of its authenticity and compositional and stylistic unity. The original painting of the church has not been preserved, as it was damaged, together with the catapetasma and other church items, by the 1762 fire. Only a few fragments from a fresco have survived, one of the most important being a votive picture. The restoration works from the '70s uncovered princely tombs (Despina and Vlad, two children of Petru Şchiopul and Maria Amirali - the prince's wife - deceased in 1588). It is listed as a historic monument.
CategoryMuzeu aparţinând cultelor
General profileReligious Art
Main profileReligious Art
WEB addresshttp://www.crestinortodox.ro/manastiri/manastirea-galata-117609.html
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