Moldova Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Moldova Things to Do

  • Statue of Stefan cel Mare

    Chisinau Things to Do

    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 fence, manufactured in Odessa. A statue of Pushkin...

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  • Stefan cel Mare Park

    Chisinau Things to Do

    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 rest, walks and meetings of the citizens. At the...

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  • Water Tower

    Chisinau Things to Do

    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 things look nowadays. Finally you reach the...

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  • Presidential Palace

    Chisinau Things to Do

    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 (1996-2001), Vladimir Voronin (2001- now).

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  • Cathedral Park

    Chisinau Things to Do

    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 most of the celebrations of the city take place;...

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  • Orthodox Church

    Chisinau Things to Do

    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 other churches in Moldova.

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  • Soroca Fortress

    If you have enough time you should consider a trip to the north of the country. And make sure you visit Soroca, where the famous Soroca Fortress is located.It is in fact the only Moldavian Medieval Fortress you'll be able to see in our country. And it is amongst the best preserved Moldavian Fortresses. You see, the rest of them are either in...

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  • Paradise on the Nistru River

    During the past 10 years or so it became one of the top travel destinations. While being known in the past it gained boost when the monastery located here re-opened after long years of communists rule. Well, as a matter of fact, they still rule, but these plonkers are a bit different, caring just about the money. Well, anyway... so where was...

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  • COGNAC 24 HOURS A DAY (ALMOST)

    Day or night, you can get a bottle of cognac 24 hours a day. Well at this special shop you can. The KVINT (Kon'iaki, vina i napitki Tiraspol'ia – translates as Brandies, Wines and Beverages of Tiraspol) factory has this small shop just around the corner from the factory gates. How convenient is that? And just to make sure you and your friends never...

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  • Cricova & other underground cities

    You probably already heard of the underground wine cities we've got here in Moldova.If you haven't yet just picture this: you're enter the network of hundreds of miles long interconnected underground illuminated tunnels and you don't just walk - you drive your car there, you may even drive a bus inside. And these are not just ordinary tunnels, this...

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  • Nistru River during spring time

    My tip from 5 years ago reads:"Nistru in the spring! Beautiful as usual, but with another charm."It sure is :) It is too early for swimming (well, for most of us) but is good for fishing! And admiring nature, maybe a good time for barbecue somewhere on the banks of the river.

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  • Grimidon Rock

    Frankly speaking I don't know why I placed this tip here... I'm updating my tips now, most of them I wrote about 5 years ago and there are plenty of things I feel like rewriting now. I probably just wanted to share the photograph!Anyway - Grimidon Rock! Grimidon Rock - rocks! :) It is just a rather massive hill in Saharna (you must of read my tip...

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  • Rudi monastery

    Explore a unique archiological and natural complex !Colorful canyons Rudi and Arionesti, the cave and the monastery, situated in the neighbourhood of the village Rudi, the medieval settling “Falfuria Turceasca”, the narrow “La Trei Cruci” and the springs with the remedial water are waiting for you.The Rudi monastery is one of the most...

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  • The monastery and the reservation...

    Over 1400 churches, 24 monasteries and 5 hermitages located all over the country represent a real evidence of national architecture and painting along the centuries.This is a place blessed by God that becomes one of the biggest centers of religious pilgrimages in Moldova.A natural background created by the most outstanding “architects”: Time,...

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  • The open-air museum complex "OLD ORHEI"

    As “eternity comes from village” (L.Blaga), I invite you to visit the places that preserve for ages culture, traditions and history. “Old Orhei” is a place where reigns the magic descending from history and legend.The natural and architectural monuments such as the ruins of a Dacian fortress and the cave monastery that dates back from the XIV...

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  • Soroca fortress

    Soroca fortress is an historic monument situated on the right bank of the Nistru river, 160 km North-East from the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. In the medieval period the fortress was part of a huge Moldovan defensive system, which comprised four fortresses on the Nistru river, two on the Danube and another three in the northern part of the...

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  • Wine route

    A good way of exploring Moldova is following the wine route.The white stork is the emblem of Moldovan wine. The legend says that several storks saved the people living in the fortress of Soroca.

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  • Wine cellars

    Being in Moldova, don't forget about the well known wine cellars Cricova and Mileshtii Michi. “Cricova” subterranean “wine town” that is known for its exceptional microclimate, length and depth. The fascination of the tasting halls will make you forget about time and depressing routine. The first cosmonaut Jurii Gagarin being in one of these halls...

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  • Orhei

    Since you change buses in the town of Orhei and with the bus station a few meters from the centre, it is worth strolling around an hour, even during a heavy rain. A somnolent small town whose communist heritage mixes with the innocent flavours and tastes.

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  • Orheiul Vechi - historical cradle of...

    The archaeological complex of Old Orhei is located in a picturesque landscape between the villages of Trebujeni and Butuceni, half an hour by car from the town of Orhei and 60 km far from Chisinau. The complex lies on the headlands formed by the serpent run of the Rani river, who built a natural fortress with the virgins in the sarmatian rocks....

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  • Soroca

    In the north eastern part of the former soviet republic of Moldova, near where Nistru (Dniester) river begins its descent, lays a charming forgotten town. Soroca is surrounded by a mountain with deep ravines, sheer rocks and luscious green foliage, so that the town evokes the image of a wide amphitheatre with slopes down into a picturesque...

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  • Chisinau

    Going to Chisinau is a must, the same as with any other capitals around the world, as its’ one of the most straightforward way to “get the feeling” of the country. One of the greenest capitals in Europe, small and peaceful, Chisinau does not offer a lot in terms of monuments, despite the Russians efforts to develop “an imperial flavour” in the mid...

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  • Tiraspol

    Tiraspol derives from a Greek word “the town on the Nistru”. Tiraspol appeared on Moldova’s map in 1792 during the Russian and Turkish battle near Bender Fortress. In just a few months, a fortress with 3 towers was constructed to strengthen the positions of the Russian Army lead by Alexander Suvorov. Tiraspol is a Green Town with a beautiful...

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  • Chisinau - capital

    The Capital of Moldova, Chisinau, called the city “made from white-stone, washed by green seas”, is situated in a beautiful valley of the river Bac. The first record of the settlement dates from 1436. The population of Chisinau is more than 750 thousands.Stefan cel Mare Boulevard is the street, where the most important national administrative...

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  • History Museum

    The museum was quite interesting, it features stuff from the old ages until now, if I remember correctely it even had english writings, but the ladies that looked after the room were quite funny: Once I started going the wrong way, like looking at one room before the other they would come up to me and make sure I visit everything in the right...

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  • Orheiul Vechi

    The Old Orhei Ancient City.Once one of the biggest cities in Europe, with central heating, cold water baths, apeducts. Once the capital of Golden Hord, also known as Shehr Al Djedid.Today only arheological sites left. Cave monastery and old fortress base, beautiful natural sites, the place of "Pusca de Lemn" (The Wooden Gun) movie shooting.To find...

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  • Trebujeni

    Trebujeni and Butuceni villages became popular due to the "Orheiul Vechi" (The Old Orhei) touristic spot.I would say it's more into Butuceni, but anyway at Trebujeni you should not miss the miraculous woods beautiful in any period of the year. And... should I mention that in this woods from Trebujeni some parts of celebre "Lautarii" (The Fiddlers)...

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  • The Nistru River - heart of Moldova!

    Nistru became the symbol of Moldova, the heart of Moldova... in many popular songs The Nistru river is not just a simple river it's a live part of the country like "Codru" (the forests of Moldova).It's the river of joy and pain in the same time, the river of hapinness and death, the river of hope and disperation.In the picture is a part of The...

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  • One should go to the cetate in...

    One should go to the cetate in Soroca for a tour by Dml. Bulat and eat lunch there. Bulat is well learned in Moldovan history, entertaining, and a great host to his city. He can be found at the cetate or the historical museum downtown.

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  • Must see the Cave Monastery. ...

    Must see the Cave Monastery. This church is still in use and replaced the Cave Monastery as a place of worship.

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  • When being in the north of...

    When being in the north of Republic of Moldova you have to see the natural caves, ehich are located especially in the rocky banks of Nistru river (most known as Dnister) and in the old fossils, locally called 'Toltrele de la Prut'. The most popular cave is the cave made of plaster called 'Emil Racovitsa'. The length of the underground galleries are...

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  • The real pearls that are...

    The real pearls that are crowing the art of Cojushna winegrowers are 'Dumbrava din Cojusna' and 'Cojusna', which earned connoisseurs' highest appreciation. Well, you may taste them the famous winery where hospitable hosts are always happy to invite you to. If you like a national environment, you will find a cosy place in the Stone Hall, decorated...

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  • Deep under the ground on an...

    Deep under the ground on an area of over 60 km stretch galleries-mazes where all the year round constant temperature +12 - +14 C and humidity 97-98% are maintained because these are the optimal conditions for aging of fine wines of the highest quality category and for production of champagne according to the classical technology. Today Cricova is...

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  • When visiting Moldova you must...

    When visiting Moldova you must taste moldovan wines. You can do this in restaurants, cafes, snack-bars, but I truly recommend you to visit Cricova underground and Cojushna factory, because these places are intended for tourists and are not far from Chishinau - the capital of Republic of Moldova.

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