Tiraspol Travel Guide

  • Suvorov Square and Cathedral, Tiraspol
    Suvorov Square and Cathedral, Tiraspol
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  • Tank Monument, Tiraspol
    Tank Monument, Tiraspol
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  • Tank Monument, Tiraspol
    Tank Monument, Tiraspol
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Tiraspol Things to Do

  • War Memorial & Eternal Flame

    Flickering in a star shaped hole under the tank monument is an eternal flame, commemorating the dead of the various wars, in particular the dead of the war in 1990-1992 when Transnistria broke away from Moldova. Across the road, Lenin in a large flowing overcoat stands tall and proud outside the Parliament building, something I had been warned...

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  • Tiraspol Local History Museum

    The Tiraspol Local History Museum is an intriguing and dusty little place lurking behind the war memorial and easily missed. The net curtains draped across the windows gave away no hint of life within, and I got out my phone to check on google maps if this was indeed the right place. As I was checking, the door suddenly burst open and a lady strode...

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  • Other Soviet Monuments

    The Transnistrian government certainly likes its grand monuments, and it's not always clear whether they are leftovers from Soviet times or brand new ones. A particular favourite of mine was the Monument to the First Moldavian Power Plant at the western end of 25 October Street. Then there was the tall needle-like Monument to the Liberators of the...

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  • City House of Culture

    I don't really have much to say for this tip, other than this building exists. Music could be heard coming from within, but I had no idea at the time what the building actually was, just that it looked impressive. Next to Suvorov's statue in the park, look out for some steps leading to a raised bit of park in front of this building. On the wall is...

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  • Kirov Park

    Near the train station is another park, this one with a fairly new church in the middle of it. Kirov Park, compared to the one by the waterfront and the larger Pobedy Park behind the theatre, is a bit scruffy and overgrown, and I was put off venturing too close to the church by a pack of dogs...they were lazing in the sun, but to reach the church I...

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  • Park Pobedy

    Behind the theatre is a large park with a grand entrance and a semi derelict funfair. On a sunny March day, the park was fairly busy with families, and someone was renting out large remote control vehicles for kids to zoom around the paths on. The funfair was closed, but you can still walk right through the middle of it...there's something...

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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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    SHERIFF CASINO: CASINO

    by henri123 Written Jul 10, 2007

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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

  • To/From Bender

    For the short hop over to Bender, there are two choices; marshrutka or trolleybus. I'd never taken a trolleybus before, so hopped on the first one that passed through Suvorov Square. It was standing room only inside, and the conductor could barely reach all the passengers. I handed over a 10 ruble note and got a handful of change, being unable to...

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  • To/From Chisinau

    I took a marshrutka (minibus) from Chisinau to Tiraspol, and that turned out to be a very good idea. It's not a long journey, less than 2 hours, and there are buses which cost a bit less, but the main advantage of the marshrutka is that it stops at immigration when you reach the "border". Reading online forums since my trip, travellers who have...

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  • Getting to Tiraspol

    From Chisinau Central Bus Station are quite frequent buses / minibuses taking about 1.5 hours and 36,50 Moldavian Lei (about 20 for 1 €), at the border you have to go as everyone to a office where you get your Transnistra permit (free for up to 24 hours) on a extra paper, don't loose it and look what departure time they stamped on it! Returning...

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Tiraspol Shopping

  • Some Soviet time things

    This small flea market has mostly old clothings and parts to repair things, but also some Soviet medals, coins, some porcellain as well.It looked like open daily but i might be wrong. Soviet medals?

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  • 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

  • Money: Transnistrian Rubles

    Transnistria has its own currency, the ruble, and to pay for anything other than transport out (you can pay in Moldovan lei for this) you will need to get some rubles. As Transnistria is not recognised by any other country in the world (Abkhazia and South Ossetia don't count!), rubles are of absolutely no use outside Transnistria. There are...

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  • Patriotism!

    Tiraspol has monuments everywhere, tanks ready to defend, together with ortodox chapels, giant Lenin statues.1990 when Moldavia was considering uniting with Romania the citizens in Tiraspol (and Bendery) passed a referendum declaring the city as an independent territory. Schools teaching Romanian and Latin script have been closed. Now you see only...

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  • WHO’S THE DADDY (NOW)?

    Igor Nikolaevich Smirnov is the Father of Transdniester. In fact you will see his photo just about everywhere. He was scheduled to be President for Life in typical Soviet style, but has had a few problems in recent years. Smirnov was born in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia on October 23, 1941. His father was a loyal member of the Communist Party...

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Tiraspol Warnings and Dangers

  • ONLY EXCHANGE A LITTLE MONEY

    The Transnistrian Ruble is like Monopoly Money - it has value only in one place. The currency is completely useless anywhere else in the world. Even just over the border in Moldova - you have no chance. They refuse to recognize the 'country' or the currency. At the time of writing this tip you could get 11 Rubles to a US Dollar and a little over 14...

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  • DON'T BLOW UP YOUR LAPTOP

    Are you visiting from North or South America? The electrical current here is TWICE your normal voltage. Your normal supply is 100V - 127V , you are about to plug into 230 V! You need a CONVERTER not just an adapter. A converter uses a transformer to reduce the juice! And your expensive electrical things will not fry. If you are from Europe -...

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  • 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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Tiraspol Tourist Traps

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    Kirov Park

    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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    Guide

    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

  • Day Trip to Bender

    Bender, Transnistria's second city, is just a few miles away on the west bank of the Dniester River, so technically not in Transnistria but still under their control. Bender (or Bendery or Tighina) is an easy day trip from Tiraspol, as regular trolleybuses rattle and shudder across the bridge in about half an hour, costing a few rubles, or you...

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  • 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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Tiraspol Favorites

  • TRANSNISTRIA

    TIRASPOLCAPITALE OF TRANSNISTRIA, AUTO PROCLAMED COUNTRY TWENTY YEARS AGO ALL KIND OF STATUES IN THE PARKS

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  • 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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