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Cetățuia monastery-fortress is a fortified complex (Cetățuia = fortress in Romanian) which consists of Cetățuia monastery, residential building, tower, museum, gothic hall, a bath, kitchen and the high fortified walls. The complex was built by prince Gheorghe Duca in 1669.

Cetățuia was built on higher ground, on a hill in Iaşi city (Moldavia region), and it provided perfect refuge during enemy siege.

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Moldova's emblem carved into walls

Moldavia’s emblem carved into walls

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The bell carries various inscriptions, including the construction year 1669

The bell carries various inscriptions, including the construction year 1669

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