Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum information

Chişinău , Moldova
Str Anton Pann 19
admission 15 lei, English-language tour 50 lei
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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Northeast of the central parks, this is where Russia's national poet Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) spent three years exiled between 1820 and 1823. It was here that he wrote The Prisoner of the Caucasus and other classics – that is, when he wasn't involved in the amorous intrigues, hard drinking and occasional violence of his social circles in what was then a distant rough-around-the-edges outpost of the Russian empire. You can view his tiny cottage, filled with original furnishings and personal items, including a portrait of his beloved Byron on his writing desk. There's also a three-room literary museum in the building facing the cottage, which documents Pushkin's dramatic life. If the gate is locked, knock on the nearby window.