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Barlad Barlad is located in Vaslui County, on the Barlad River, between the Tutova Hills and the Falci Hill, at an altitude ranging from 90 meters to 172 meters. Declared municipal in 1968, at present the town has about 78,000 inhabitants. In the period prior to the establishment of the communist regime in Romania, Barlad was the seat of Tutova County. After the administrative division during the communist regime (when Romania was named by the Romanian People's Republic), Barlad was the residence of Barlad. After abandoning this form of territorial organization, the town of Barlad becomes a simple municipality, subordinated to the Vaslui county residence. The first documentary mention dates from 1174, in a Russian chronicle and then in a 1422 charter issued by Alexandru cel Bun. Later in 1495 it is remembered as a fair. After the Battle of 1475 Stefan cel Mare decides to help the city with a fortification to cope with possible attacks by the Turks. And yet the town of Barlad had a tumultuous history, being destroyed by the Tatars (1440, 1444, 1683), the Turks (1822) and the forces of nature (the earthquake of 1802 destroyed almost entirely the city and the town in 1840 half) . Also the fires were frequent, the most important one being that of 1826. However, Barlad was one of Moldova's major craftsmanship centers, being an important commercial center and residence of a great visitor. The city and its surroundings were known in that period as the Land of the Barlads. In the nineteenth century the city was the birthplace of the Patriotic Association founded by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Grigore Cuza and Iordache Lambrino. They aimed at the main purpose of uniting Moldavia with Wallachia. Barlad

Barlad is located in Vaslui County, on the Barlad River, between the Tutova Hills and the Falci Hill, at an altitude ranging from 90 meters to 172 meters. Declared municipal in 1968, at present the town has about 78,000 inhabitants. In the period prior to the establishment of the communist regime in Romania, Barlad was the seat of Tutova County. After the administrative division during the communist regime (when Romania was named by the Romanian People's Republic), Barlad was the residence of Barlad. After abandoning this form of territorial organization, the town of Barlad becomes a simple municipality, subordinated to the Vaslui county residence. The first documentary mention dates from 1174, in a Russian chronicle and then in a 1422 charter issued by Alexandru cel Bun. Later in 1495 it is remembered as a fair. After the Battle of 1475 Stefan cel Mare decides to help the city with a fortification to cope with possible attacks by the Turks. And yet the town of Barlad had a tumultuous history, being destroyed by the Tatars (1440, 1444, 1683), the Turks (1822) and the forces of nature (the earthquake of 1802 destroyed almost entirely the city and the town in 1840 half) . Also the fires were frequent, the most important one being that of 1826. However, Barlad was one of Moldova's major craftsmanship centers, being an important commercial center and residence of a great visitor. The city and its surroundings were known in that period as the Land of the Barlads. In the nineteenth century the city was the birthplace of the Patriotic Association founded by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Grigore Cuza and Iordache Lambrino. They aimed at the main purpose of uniting Moldavia with Wallachia.

Flame Church of the Bujoreni

Flame Church of the Bujoreni
At 1.09 km from city center.

Church of the Holy Voivodes

Church of the Holy Voivodes
At 0.78 km from city center.

The Church of St. Spiridon

The Church of St. Spiridon
At 0.63 km from city center.

Vasile Parvan Museum

Vasile Parvan Museum
At 0.5 km from city center.

Greceanu House

Greceanu House
At 0.42 km from city center.
Flame Church of the BujoreniIt is known as the Flame Church of the Bujoreni slum. For the first time the church was built of wood at the beginning of the sec. 19th century, rebuilt from the wall between 1842-1843.
The founders are Vasile, Grigore, John, Constantine and Lupu, the sons of Eremia Esanu. In 1855 the church was adorned with painting. Successive repairs were made in 1863, 1893 and 1940. After the earthquake in 1977 Father Ioan Stoica made a great consolidation. During the period 1999-2004 ample reconsolidation works were done, and the painting was completely rebuilt.
Information taken from Barlad City Hall
Flame Church of the Bujoreni
Church of the Holy VoivodesThe cult was built in 1806 from the wool. It was rebuilt from the wall in 1840 by the contribution of the inhabitants by the architect Ioan Sarbeschi.
The church dedicated to St Voievozi Mihail and Gavriil is situated on the hill with a sad fame when it is said that it was a hangover place for the villagers.
It was rebuilt from the ground in the years 1836-1840. Repairs were also made in the years: 1906, 1913, 1924, 1934, 1944, 1955, 1959, 1964 and after 2010. Major works of roof replacement were made in 2014.
Information from Primaria Barlad
Church of the Holy Voivodes
The Church of St. SpiridonIt was built at the beginning of the sec. XIX, rebuilt by Safta Sturza renegade and Gheorghe Oprisan, 1822-1825. In 1965 parish priest Iorgu Codreanu renovated the church outside and redefined the picture inside.
It is located on Vasile Parvan Street, no. 6. There are 3975 parishioners.
Information taken from Primaria Barlad
The Church of St. Spiridon
Vasile Parvan Museum

The administrative palace, built in 1890, was the headquarters of the Tutova county prefecture until the administrative reform of the communist regime in 1950. The opposite was the headquarters of the Tutova county Tibunal called the Jury Court. The museum was founded by the elite of the Barlad intellectuals on April 10, 1914, from the desire to collect cultural goods in a specialized institution that would hoard and exploit them for the general public.

Among them, prof. Stroe Belloescu, who from his personal fortune built a building in 1909, is the seat of the first public library and the first museum. The materialization of the initiators' wishes has seen a series of stages, a start-up, search, overcome, and conquest of weights, to which the contribution of a series of specialists, whose work, with dedication, passion and loyalty , was put at the service of the national cultural heritage values.  The Museum, as a patrimony, began with the collection of various collections as domains, thus setting up the foundations of a mixed museum, like the vast majority of the museums in the country, with today's sections: archeology-history, art, Barlad personalities. From the point of view of origin, the patrimony, divided on the four sections of the museum, was built and enriched during the existence of the museum through research, transfers, acquisitions and last but not least, by donations.

The museum, in its 100 years, has received many donations from great personalities, known as passionate collectors, true mecena who donated their collected collections in a life of man, with much science, money, time and a lot of passion, without any pecuniary clause. We only remind professor dr. Ion Chiricuta (1917-1988) and Dr. Marcel Vainfeld (1917-1990), both sons of the city, whose donations for the first time enriched the heritage of the museum with universal art. At present, the museum offers to the large public permanent exhibitions, various in thematic aspect.

Information taken from the official website of the museum www.muzeuparvan.ro

Vasile Parvan Museum
Greceanu House

Casa Greceanu, now Protoieria Barlad

The building, one of the oldest wooden houses in Barlad, was built in 1830 by the Ioan Greceanu family, originating in Southern Bessarabia. Among the personalities who attended this house was Prince Carol I, who first came to Barlad in 1967.

Information and image taken from the official website of Barlad City Hall

Greceanu House