Pretty girls, many trees and green spaces, cheap and very good food
depressive, no cheap accomodation, language problems
In a nutshell
Chisinau-My favorite town!
Statue of Stefan cel Mare
Gradina Stefan cel Mare, formerly known as Pushkin Park, is the main city centre park. It was originally laid out, in the nineteenth century, by Russian military engineers during the reign of Alexander I.
Pushkin used to walk here in the early 1820s. In 1863 the park was surrounded by a cast iron...
Stefan cel Mare Park
The park was built in the beginning of XIX century on the area of 7 hectares.
There are few fountains, the main of which is situated in the center and all the alleys of the park meet there. In the park there is free Wi-Fi. Here is where the Pushkin monument is placed. This is a traditional place of...
This water tower was built in 1892.
Now it is a museum for the history of Chisinau. As you walk upstairs from floor to floor you proceed in the history of the city.
I starts with copies of the first documents, where Chisinau is mentioned. There are lots of old pictures, which you can compare to how...
The President of Moldova is elected every four years, and has been since 1992. The parliament elects a president, who functions as the head of state. The president appoints a prime minister as head of government
Presidents of the Republic of Moldova:
Mircea Snegur (1992-1996), Petru Lucinschi...
and Piaţa Marii Adunari Nationale are the main square together with the park where the church is located.
On the other side of the park is situated the Arc de Triumph which commemorates the victory over Turks in the Russian-Turkish war of 1806- 1812.
The square and park are the places where...
I don’t remember its’ name, but this is a small orthodox church squashed between the huge building of a ministry and another tall one under construction just opposite.
Same white and blue combination of colours, though this time on the inside only. The outside has the same “fat” appearance as many...
I was told that Chisinau has a great theatrical history and I could easily understand it of the decades of theaters I saw- National Theater Mihai Eminescu, Russian Dramatic Theater of A. P. Chekhov (Only in Russian), The Republican Theater Luceafarul, Satiricus Caragiale,...
Hotel Club Cosmos
4 Reviews and 35 Opinions I booked one of the rooms on the floor where the rooms were meant to have been refurbed. You would...
Club Royal Park Hotel
1 Review and 10 Opinions We had to stay In Moldova's capital Chishinau for a few days during our business trip. We were lucky...
Crème de la Crème: Patisserie
It’s lovely French pastry shop in the center of Chisinau where you can try hundreds of delicious pastries, well maybe not hundreds but really they have a great choice. The atmosphere is typical French and the desserts come from different French regions. A perfect addition to...
Vijelios and Autobus cafe: Decent cheap food
Autobus cafe - located on Al Doroita just behind the cathedral and next to the well known Robin pub, this place has local food and is great, with a funky campervan as a bar inside, with seating outside. We had 2 main meals and an OJ for 75 Lei (£4).Vijelios is a local cafe...
STAR TRACK: flying somewhere?
It's a popular disco-night-club. They got everytime a program for the night. And it seems like it's a theater or ...Anyway check the program before you go. Cause might happend that you will come to a Rio Fest or to man strip show! Show-ballet and singers are present...
Malina Cocktail House: Cocktails in Chisinau
Located on the edge of Chisinau's busiest park, Malina Cocktail House is a chic little bar and cafe with stylish seating, great people-watching and an expansive cocktail list... in Russian! Yes, while most eateries in Chisinau at least write their menus in Moldovan, the...
To and from
TRain from Bucharest leaves Bucharest at 1740 arrives at 9am.Train from Chisinau to Kiev leaves at 2038 and arrives at 1330 in Kiev. This is train number 341 and goes by avoiding the Transnistria autonomous region.It costs 510Lei for 1st class, which is a 4 bed cabin with...
Bus to Iasi
When it came time to leave Chisinau and head into Romania, locals told me it would be faster to take a bus than a train. So, I checked with the lady running Central Youth Hostel and she wrote out times at which buses left for Iasi. I hopped on minibus #152 and took it all...
:): Souvenir Market
The name of the market says it all. Actually they are many stands for souvenirs, paintings, needlework, wooden crafts, and so on. Traders don’t miss to invite you to take a look at their products and you can really find some interesting and cheap present for your friends.
Nr. 1: Trade center
I’m not sure if this is the name of the trade center or the supermarket but anyway, you’ll see the big number 1 on this building at Puskin Street, just next to the Cathedral Park. It’s a pleasant place to escape from the hot weather in the summer (probably in winter time...
“Що такое ето квас?” (What is this kvas) I asked the lady. She looked at me so strange and answered very serious: “Juice!” Hmm, strange juice it was but of course I tried it and it was not...
Ready for the first school day
The first school day in Moldova starts on 01.09 so it’s normal around 20-25 of August all the students and their parents to start the preparation. It’s a simple decision to visit The Cathedral Park where during that time are open a lot of stands for school supplies –...
Police = thieves
1st time I visited Chisinau was around 2006 to watch an international football match. I was a relatively late arrival to the city, maybe the day before the game. Other people who had traveled for the game told me how the police were on a feeding frenzy of stopping people and...
you safe if you informed
May be it is not a big problem, but if you want to discover Chisinau, uderstand what is this city all about - one simple way to do it is to buy "TENDDIS set" in the airport or you hotel. At least you will save money and be guaranteed from going to unknown or strange places...
A reliable guide
For anyone wishing to visit Chisinau I can pass on details of a local contact.HE, is 22 and knows the city reasonably well, very useful when buying tickets and for arranging taxis over the phone. MISHA is not an official guide, and his knowledge of many things will be...
Explore Deeper into Chisinau
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