What to Expect in Chisinau Moldova
Moldova’s capital city is Chisinau. Moldova, a tiny country “trapped” between Romania and Ukraine, has a dismal track record. This is Europe’s poorest nation. Read on to explore what you can expect in Chisinau Moldova.
The Nativity Cathedral of Chisinau Moldavia
Visit the stunning Nativity Cathedral
The Nativity Cathedral, located in Cathedral Park, does not appear to be very remarkable from the exterior. Built in the 1830s in the neoclassical style, the cathedral has had a difficult history. Demolished during World War II, Moldova became part of the Soviet Union. Not allowed for Triumphal Archreligious services, the building became an exhibition center. Today, the cathedral stands majestically in the heart of the capital, amid all major events. Step inside – the inside is magnificent. Just as you would imagine from an Orthodox church in Eastern Europe.
Experience Soviet-style atmosphere
Chisinau is a city of two parts, with forbidding brutalist architecture standing firm between its verdant squares and decaying nineteenth-century mansions. The Circul is a remarkable circus building northeast of the center of Chisinau. It is arguably the most intriguing of these structures. This spiky round crown of concrete could not be more unlike a standard large top if it tried. The Presidency of the Republic of Moldova, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the Moldova National Opera Ballet Complex, and Dinamo Stadium are among the other stark structures to see.
Look at the Triumphal Arch in Chisinau Moldova
The Triumphal Arch, located in the center of the city between the Cathedral and the Government House, is one of the most prominent Chisinau attractions. Erected in 1840 to celebrate the Russian Empire’s victory over the Ottoman Empire, the Arch has its own history. Following the Russian-Turkish conflict, they melted the captured guns and used them to make the bell for the Cathedral. Unfortunately, it was too heavy, so a new Triumphal arch was constructed instead.
Enjoy the local cafés
The café culture in Chisinau is still emerging, but there are already several lovely locations to sit and relax over a cup of coffee. The most popular is Tucano Coffee, a Moldovan counterpart of Starbucks that is available outside of the nation and is rather good. However, there are lots of other wonderful cafés in the center, and new ones are sprouting up all the time. Moreover during the warmer months, you can also find outdoor cafes in the parks — the best way to people-watch in Chisinau!
Check out the lovely railway station
Railway station Chisinau Moldova
The Chisinau train station is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Chisinau’s railway line was established in 1871, as was the first train station. The current structure was completed shortly after World War II and is a blend of socialist-realist style with considerable influences from Romanian architecture. As a result of a refurbishment, it is now outstandingly beautiful. The imposing Memorial to Victims of Stalinist Repression stands in front of the train station.
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