The Barboi Church, Iasi, January 2009
The Saint Peter and Paul Barboi church it's a historical monument of art and architecture.
The first founder was Ioan Ursu Barboi who built a church on this spot in 1615 and called it the "Holy Friday".
The church was rebuilt between 1841 and 1844 from the order of Dimitrie Sturdza. It now houses the graves of important Sturdza family members. The poet Alecu Russo is also buried here.
Between 1863 and 1865 in the parochial house lived as a "diacon" the great writer Ion Creangă .
In the tower was found the library of the writer Costache Conachi .
The architect that built the Byzantine church was Andrei Caridi (Karidis). The interior of the church was built of stone and brick.
Being located in the center of Iasi city the church was surrounded with buildings, loosing a part of it's beauty.
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