Tucked away in the narrow streets of the Copou, is the house where Mihail Kogalniceanu was born and were he lived.
Kogalniceanu was an historic, journalist, writer, lawyer, diplomat and politician of Romanian society in the nineteenth century. It was the one who founded the magazine "Literary Dacia" . He was prime minister, foreign minister, interior minister and minister plenipotentiary of Romania in France.
The house was built right in the writer's birth year, 1817.
Here they were hosted some of the most important leaders of political and literary life of Romania, including: writers C. Negri, Alecsandri, Al. Russo, Carol principles, Mihail Sturdza, Gregory. Ghica.
The museum has tried to keep the atmosphere of the nineteenth century mansions, managing this especially because of the original pieces of furniture of the house. Furniture has oriental influences but they are also in Louis XV and XVI styles. The Sevres china, monogrammed silverware, furniture in Biedermeier style, are all highlighting the exquisite taste of the owners.
First you enter the lobby where is a guest book where you can write your impressions. From here you enter the reception room, bedroom, lounge and dining , all carefully furnished and arranged. Attention to detail is observed even in the choice of curtains, different in every room. The focal point of the house seems to be oval room where there is a beautiful piano. The only place where photography is allowed is here.
In the office is a hologram of Kogalniceanu, which adds excitement and authenticity to the house.
Address : Iaşi, Str. Kogălniceanu, nr.11 - close to „Mihai Eminescu” national college.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
8 lei / adults
2 lei / students
4 lei / retirees