Tiraspol Travel Guide

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Tiraspol Things to Do

  • Alexander Suvorov Monument

    Located in Pl. Konstitutii is the distinctly soviet style monument to Alexander Suvorov. Suvorov was a Russian Field Marshall who is credited with having founded the modern day city of Tiraspol in 1792 after building a series of fortifications and army barracks close to the Dniestr River to protect the territory from Moldavian interference. The...

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  • Dniester River

    (This tip does not have a full picture due to warnings of taking pictures of important or strategic buildings, bridges and or military objects...see separate tip in ‘warnings’)Again I opted out of taking a picture of the Dniester river as there was a bridge nearby and I had been warned not to take pictures of bridges or of anything near bridges due...

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  • House of Soviets

    At the eastern end of Ul. 25 Oktober, is the columned House of Soviets complete with a stern looking bust of Lenin proudly displayed outside. Inside are displays and dedications to those who died during the civil war in the early nineties. One of the most impressive buildings in Tiraspol, the gleaming white building is topped with a tall spire...

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  • Kvint Distillery

    The pride of Transdniester, The Kvint distillery has a mighty reputation in Eastern Europe as one of the finest producers of brandy in the region. The distillery has been producing brandy, wine and vodka since 1897 and has become a national treasure to the Transdniestrian people since, so much so that an image of the factory is displayed on the...

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  • Presidential Palace

    (This tip does not have a full picture due to warnings of taking pictures of important or strategic buildings, bridges and or military objects...see separate tip in ‘warnings’)Across the street from the Heroes Cemetery is the Presidential Palace from where Igor Smirnov has sat as president of Transdniester since its ‘independence’ in 1990....

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  • Heroes Cemetery

    Behind the Soviet Tank is a memorial garden and cemetery for those who died during the war in the early nineties. There is tomb to an unknown soldier complete with eternal flame. The cemetery is also dedicated to Russian and Transdniestrian soldiers who died in Afghanistan. A Russian inscription in front of the eternal flame reads ‘You Do Not Have...

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Tiraspol Restaurants

  • SNOWBALL

    Снежок ('Snejoc') translates from Moldovan as 'Snowball'. I can assure you that the beer and other drinks are cold. This is a VERY lively place. It look more like a covered rectangular bar and they even have a stage. The music plays all the time, so its boisterous. Having said that, the food is excellent. You...

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  • Good Choice in Central Tiraspol

    Seven Fridays is a popular, upscale restaurant on Tiraspol's main street (25 Oktober Street). From the outside you can see through wall-to-wall windows into the interior, which is marked by comfortable white booths and modern decor. It was recommended by Lonely Planet, so I decided to give it a try.I was seated right away in a booth that offered...

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  • Pizza

    The employees in this restaurant speak English. It's located in the city center, just opposit to the statue of Suvorov.

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Tiraspol Nightlife

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    CASINO SEEMS TO BE A COMMON ACTIVITY FOR THE RICH PART OF THE POPULATION.
    SO MANY CASINOS IN THE SO CALLED EUROPEAN CUBA!

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Tiraspol Transportation

  • Border Crossing

    Crossing the Transdniester border is one of those travel horror stories you may have heard about in the past. Tales of corruption, detainment, bribes, shakedowns, entry refusal, phantom permits and general nastiness were common among travellers going to and coming from the region. However I can thankfully report that this seems to be all a thing of...

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  • Train

    Again the train service into and out of Transdniester is something which has only recently changed making most of the informtion on the internet worthless. For now, the train service from Chisinau to Odessa via Transdniester HAS resumed and is a troublefree way to cross from Moldova to Odessa. There is an early morning train departing Chisinau at...

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  • Bus – to/from Chisinau

    Before the resumption of the train service into and out of Transdniester, taking a bus was the only economical way of reaching Tiraspol. From Chisinau’s central bus station there are regular buses to Tiraspol via Bendery leaving every half hour from about 6.30am to 6.30pm. Buses for Tiraspol leave from the last bus bay at the back of Chisinau’s...

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Tiraspol Shopping

  • Eastern Europe's Finest

    Kvint Brandy is the pride of Transdniester and you can pick up your bottle either at the Kvint Factory and Distillery or at their dedicated shop on Ul. 25 Oktober. The variety of brandies on offer is mind boggling as is the price range! However the price of the Kvint brandy in Tiraspol is much cheaper than buying it anywhere else including 'proper'...

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  • Only the Finest Transnistrian Cognac

    Kvint is considered a national symbol in Transnistria. Manufacturers of liquors such as vodka and brandy, Kvint has been producing alcoholic beverages for more than one hundred years and is the oldest company in Transnistria.Today, you can visit the Kvint Factory Store located on the grounds of their factory. You will find various types of brandy...

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Tiraspol Local Customs

  • DRINK A KVAS

    Kvas (looks like KBAC in Russian) is a most Eastern European drink. Essentially it is fermented bread that has a low alcohol content of about .5 to 1.5%. It is made from stale rye bread, sugar, yeast, water and raisins. Dark rye bread is used for a darker version and some variants are flavoured with herbs, mint or fruits like strawberries. For just...

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  • WHAT IS THE NAME AGAIN?

    Tiraspol is the Capital City of - well - now it gets confusing! The city and the surrounding area declared itself seperate from Moldova 2 September 1990. Since then, and even interchangeably now, they have a multitude of names for this new 'country'. This is not helped by the fact that they have 3 official languages: Russian, Moldavian, and...

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  • THE FLAG OF TRANSDNISTRIA

    Tiraspol and the rest of 'Transdnistra' declared themselves independent of Moldova on 2 September 1990. They flew a variety of flags at first including the old USSR Flag. They finally settled on the current version on 3 July 2000. It is actually a version of the old Moldavia SSR (A Soviet Republic) including today's Moldova. More official versions...

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Tiraspol Warnings and Dangers

  • Russian Street Signs

    People arriving in Tiraspol from Chisinau may be taken by surprise by the absence of ANY signage written in the Latin alphabet. As a region almost more Russian than Russia itself, a Latin alphabet user shouldn't expect easy navigation through the streets of Tiraspol. All street signs are written in the Cyrillic alphabet and you will need to...

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  • Taking Pictures

    You will hear a lot of horror stories about Transdniester involving incidents of corruption and brushes with the law. Some of these are nonsense and some should be heeded as warnings. One piece of advice I was given to avoid any unpleasantness in Transdniester was to refrain from taking any pictures of sensitive buildings, bridges, military...

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  • Registration

    Rules and regulations for entry and staying in Transdniester seem to change like the weather but during my visit in August 2011 visitors no longer needed to pay for an entry card and could stay for up to 8 hours without registering. Some reports indicate that you can stay for 24 hours but this seems to have changed. On entry you will be told what...

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Tiraspol Tourist Traps

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    by pure1942 Written Nov 3, 2011

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    Close to the train and bus station is Kirov Park, which guide books rather desperately lead you too as one of the ‘sights’ of Tiraspol. They must really have been grasping at straws for something to include in the Tiraspol section because this park is a rather forlorn looking place, overgrown and neglected and although there is supposedly a statue or monument present here, when I visted there was no sign of one, although it did look like something had been removed from the centre of the park to be replaced by something else??? Maybe someone can shed some light on this for me? Anyway, the only reason you will want to make your way to Kirov Park is if you are coming to or from the station or for the rather mundane thrill of walking along a street named after Lenin!

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Tiraspol What to Pack

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    by pure1942 Written Nov 3, 2011

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    Miscellaneous: Disappointingly, there is very little in the way of a guide to Transdniester. Lonely planet used to include a Moldova and Transdniester chapter in its Romania guide book, but the latest edition has withdrawn this chapter. The only lonely planet to include information on Transdniester is now the Eastern Europe guide which includes information on Transdniester in its Moldova chapter. Bear in mind that whatever you read in any guide to the region should be treated with caution as things change continually with regard to transport, border crossing and political stability. Current issues of Eastern Europe are at present very outdated.

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Tiraspol Off The Beaten Path

  • Monuments

    It's not really off the beaten path, but never mind. When you're in Tiraspol you just can't miss the monuments of Lenin and Suvorov. Oh, and there is a WWII tank, like in every Russian town.

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  • Christmas

    This is how citizens of Tiraspol prepare to Christmas. You can see in the picture the highest Christmas tree in the city. Rember that Christmas in Orthodox Church is about two weeks after Catholic one.

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  • All off the beaten path..

    Transnistria - or as some Russian nationalists and all Soviet hardliners use to call it 'Pridniestrovye' - is definitely off the beaten path as a whole and their government does its best to keep it in this situation.

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Tiraspol Favorites

  • Peace and love

    Don't worry, Tiraspol is a very peaceful city. Nobody's gonna hurt your there. Forget about everything you've heard about Pridnestrovie on media. Just go there, relax and enjoy yourself. And if you don't like it, well, don't blame me. All you read here is just my impression. Tiraspol is a town or broad and empty streets. No traffic jam there. By...

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  • New Book on Transdniestr

    Having all in one. Be there at the National Holiday on Sep 2nd. There is a new book on transdniestr. Lots of images, interviews etc..see at http://www.fischka.com/e_index.html The beauty pageant of the Miss PMR in 2005. Funny, hilarious, crazy.

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  • Registration in Tiraspol

    Registration in Tiraspol for foreign citizens who plan to stay in the country for more than one day must be done within 24 hours from the crossing of the border at the Migration Office situated in the downtown on Kotovskiy street 2/A. They work every day from 9 am till 5 pm, lunch time from 12 am till 1 pm, except Saturdays and Sundays. You may...

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