Inns and taverns at the highway (II) Cover Image

Hanuri și cârciumi la drumul mare (II)
Inns and taverns at the highway (II)

Author(s): Ala Movileanu
Subject(s): Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Economic history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Muzeul Național de Etnografie și Istorie Naturală
Keywords: inns;built heritage;stay;hospitality;traditional dish;historical Moldavia;travellers;writers;

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article focuses on inns – a traditional institution that, centuries long, played an important role in the social and economic life from the Romanian Principalities. Using historical sources and publications from this domain, the researcher presents and briefly characterises the main inns from Iași, as well as those from other localities from historical Moldova. She highlights the inns that once hosted great personalities of the Romanian culture (M. Eminescu, I. Creangă, I.L. Caragiale etc.). Those of them that have survived are nowadays important sightseeing places. By means of the available information, the author tries to reconstruct the peculiarities of the architecture of inns, as well as the traditional gastronomical menus that once ensured their popularity.

  • Issue Year: 31/2019
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 34-39
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian