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Church “St. Hierarch Nicolae”

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Church “St. Hierarch Nicolae”

Church “St. Hierarch Nicolae”, founded by the prince Constantin Moruzi

It is the oldest church in Ungheni. Orthodox religious institution, with a memorialistic value thanks to its founder, Prince Constantin Moruzi, Greek by origin. The Moruzi family is also famous for having given the Romanian countries two rulers.

The prince settled in the Danuteni region, Ungheni City in the middle of the 19th century, becoming one of the main nobles of Bessarabia. He chose the highest place for the construction of the church, so that, climbing the bell tower, Iasi City could be seen. The church was active from 1887 until 1961, when it was closed by the Soviets. It resumed its activity at the beginning of the 90s of the last century.

Constantin Moruzi is the father of the well-known novelist Dumitru C. Moruzi from the end of the 19th century – the beginning of the 20th century. There is a cave here, where Constantin Moruzi and his grandson, Pavel, sleep their eternal sleep.

We meet here:

Ungheni City, 190 Stefan cel Mare street