Located on one of the most important boulevards of Iasi, the Roznovanu Palace, the current headquarters of the Iasi City Hall, has witnessed important historical events, hosting, over time, rulers, Moldovan boyars, Russian generals and diplomats, o young future Queen of Serbia (Natalia Kescu) or flamboyant personalities such as Hariclea Darclee. Neither the Royal House of Romania could miss the history of the Roznovanu Palace. On April 24, 1871, on the occasion of the birthday of Princess Elizabeth, the palace hosted a splendid ball for which Carol I thanked in simple words but filled with emotion, “for the warm and warm welcome of Romania’s second capital. made”.
Architectural monument Roznovanu Palace belongs to the neoclassical style enriched with eclectico-baroque ornamental elements and was built by the boyar Iordache Roznovanu according to the plans of the architect Gustave Freiwald, who was also engaged in building the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia and Bucovina, just across the road from the Roznovanu palace . The interior frescoes, the statues that adorned the exterior in the 1830s, the interior painting painted by the Stavski painter, the large halls and elegant staircases, all of Western inspiration, made this foundation of the Moldavian boyars one of the most imposing palaces of the time.
In 1891, as the heir of the Roznovani had debts and decided to alienate the palace, the then mayor of Iasi, Vasile Pogor, decides to buy it through a decision of the Communal Council and move the local administration offices to the former salons of the imposing palace.
Since 1970, the Roznovanu Palace has been the elegant host of the Iasi City Hall, through the Great Hall taking into account personalities of the Romanian cultural and political life, members of the Royal House and ambassadors of the states of the world.