7. 'Mihai Codreanu' Memorial HouseMuseum address: 5 Rece Street, 6600 Iassy, phone: 117664
This memorial house turned into a museum in August 1970. It is situated in a Iasi old district close to an old pub called 'The Cold Vault', historically relevant where the Iasi Bohemians used to meet, above all personalities like Eminescu, Creanga, Caragiale. a.s.o.
In the museum building known as 'the Sonnet Villa' lived and created the master of the Romanian sonnet, Mihai Codreanu; the latter wrote only sonnets for 60 years on end as with him the sonnet stood for the highest rank in poetry.
The house was built on a place received by the writer from the Iasi city hall in 1934, as a gift of recognition for his literary merits.
Built in the Romanian Brancovan style after a design of a 'Mincu' school architect, the 'Sonnet Villa' was to keep forever the mark of the sonneteer, as well as that of the many literary encounters of Romanian masters, including Mihail Sadoveanu, G. Toparceanu, Al. and Ionel Teodoreanu, Otilia Cazimir and others.