Table of contents:
- Pride of the city
- Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ
- St. Theodora of Sikhla Cathedral
- Arch of Victory, or Holy Gates
- Memorial of Military Glory
- Church of St. Panteleimon
- Central streets of the city
2023 Author: Harold Hamphrey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 04:47
The capital of Moldova and its largest city - Chisinau - is an amazing architecture, impressive sights and interesting history. The first mention of it falls on 1420, and it was from that time that its incessant gradual growth began. Today, this place is home to many attractions, museums, and catering establishments with delicious traditional dishes popular with tourists.
Pride of the city
Mazaraki Church, or Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, is one of the cultural and architectural sights of the capital. Built in 1757, the church has been able to retain its original appearance to this day, even though restoration work has been carried out in it more than once. The temple is quite simple, that is, there are no intricate decorative elements. Next to him, in the yard, is a spring. By the way, A. S. Pushkin liked to spend time near him.
Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ
The Cathedral is listed among the architectural monuments of the 19th century. It was built in 1830. The initiator was the Metropolitan of BessarabiaGabriel Benulescu-Bodoni. The architectural project commissioned by Mikhail Vorontsov (Governor-General of Novorossia) was developed by Abraham Melnikov. Built in the style of Russian classicism, the temple is massive, majestic, proudly towering on the main street of the city.
The garden belongs to the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova, was founded in 1950. It occupies an area of 104 hectares, which is divided into two parts by the Valya Kruchiy stream. Alley of blue firs, linden alley, local and exotic plants adorn the garden. The soil here is very diverse (24 species), which makes it possible to grow many varieties of representatives of the plant world. To date, the botanical garden has more than 10,000 varieties and species of plants, which in themselves are attractions. Chisinau is multifaceted and interesting, there are entertainments for every taste.
St. Theodora of Sikhla Cathedral
This cathedral is located in the center of Chisinau. It was built as a chapel at the women's gymnasium designed by Alexander Bernardazzi in 1895. The cathedral was built in the pseudo-Byzantine style, and the building turned out to be very beautiful both outside and inside. Speaking about it, it is important to highlight the rich decorative decoration, as well as unique arched openings, columns and cornices.
National Museum of Ethnography
The Museum of History and Ethnography has an interesting history. It was the Museum of Agriculture, and the Republican Museum of Moldova, and the Regional Museum of Bessarabia, and the Museumstudy of the native land, etc. The building was built in the 20th century, and today this museum is an important research center. If you are interested in learning about the culture and nature of Bessarabia, be sure to visit this place when you are sightseeing. Chisinau will surprise you with its huge historical heritage.
Arch of Victory, or Holy Gates
The structure was built in the 40s of the 19th century. The famous architect Zaushkevich was engaged in designing. The arch has a height of 13 meters and a cubic shape, the columns are crowned with a beautiful cornice. Above, under the dome, there is a bell that weighs almost 6.5 tons.
Memorial of Military Glory
Opened it in the center of Chisinau in 1975. The memorial is a 25-meter pyramid-shaped structure made of red stone, somewhat reminiscent of rifles, in the center of which there is an Eternal Flame. It is dedicated to the soldiers who defended the city from the Nazi invaders. Marble slabs are also fixed here, on each of which the names of the heroes are written. A little further from the memorial there is an alley with military graves.
Church of St. Panteleimon
This building is hard not to notice when studying the streets of Chisinau, it really stands out from the rest of the city buildings. Founded in 1891, the neo-Byzantine style church has a beautiful façade cladding. As for the interior, it is decorated with crosses, stained-glass windows, bas-reliefs and columns.
Church of Constantine and Helena
Just imagine - this Orthodox church was built at the beginning of the 12th century!Konstantin Ryshkan, being a we althy landowner, allocated funds for the construction of the church, and by 1177 the monastery was built and received the name of the benefactor. Built in the old Moldavian style, this church annually receives thousands of tourists who want to move into the past at least for a moment.
Central streets of the city
Basically, all the sights of Chisinau gathered on its central streets. And, as in any other city, active life boils most of all in the center. Take, for example, Columna Street. Its laying began in 1817, and today it has a length of almost 3.5 km. Around the same time, the house of Tudor Krupensky was built, one of the few at that time, having two whole floors. It is notable for the fact that Russian emperors visited it. By the way, in connection with the laying of the street, at that time called Kaushanskaya, the mansion was rebuilt and enlarged. It was then that the owner of the house founded the first cinema in Moldova in it, in which A. S. Pushkin was very fond of spending time.
The city of Chisinau and its central avenue - Stefan cel Mare boulevard. Its length is 3.8 km. Since the street was almost completely destroyed during the Great Patriotic War, mostly modern buildings flaunt on the boulevard. Here you will find banks, boutiques, showrooms and other public buildings.
Many people do not like to look for sights on their own - it is easier for them to explore the city with a guide. The main routes of Chisinau: Capriana Monastery, Old Orhei, sightseeing tourin Chisinau - sights and the old city, Old Orhei. Chisinau is rich in sights, allowing you to temporarily immerse yourself in a completely different era, filled with new impressions and emotions.
Regardless of whether you follow popular routes or make an individual plan that includes the sights you are interested in, Chisinau will not leave anyone indifferent. The amazing atmosphere of comfort that prevails on the streets of the city will allow you to forget about everyday problems for a while and completely immerse yourself in the many-sided noisy world. Once in Chisinau, you should definitely try the national dishes, which impress with their variety and amazing combination of products.