Attractions

Top Choice Park in Chişinău

Parcul Catedralei & Grădina Publică Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt

These two parks smack dab in the middle of Chişinău are popular with families and canoodling teenagers on benches, and make for great for strolling.
Museum in Chişinău

Army Museum

Occupying one end of the Centre of Culture and Military History, this once-musty museum now hosts a moving exhibit on Soviet-era repression. Stories of Red Terror, forced famines, mass deportations and gulag slave l…
Cathedral in Chişinău

Nativity of Christ Metropolitan Cathedral

The main highlight of the Parcul Catedralei is the city's main Moldovan Orthodox church, dating from the 1830s, with rich interior frescoes. The bell tower was originally built in 1836, but was destroyed after WWII …
Museum in Chişinău

National Museum of Ethnography & Natural History

The highlight of this massive and wonderful exhibition is a life-sized reconstruction of the skeleton of a dinothere – an 8-tonne elephant-like mammal that lived during the Pliocene epoch – 5.3 million to 1.8 millio…
Museum in Chişinău

National Art Museum

Looking in fine shape after recent repairs, Moldova's main art museum has an interesting collection of contemporary European (mostly Romanian and Moldovan) art, folk art, icons and medieval knick-knacks.
Museum in Chişinău

National Archaeology & History Museum

The grandaddy of Chişinău's museums contains archaeological artefacts from the region of Orheiul Vechi, north of the capital, including Golden Horde coins; Soviet-era weaponry; and a huge WWII diorama on the 1st flo…
Museum in Chişinău

Pushkin Museum

This is where Russia's national poet Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) spent three years exiled between 1820 and 1823. You can view his tiny cottage, filled with original furnishings and personal items, including a port…
Brewery in Chişinău

Chişinău Brewery

Call ahead to register for free tasting tours of Moldova's oldest brewery, makers of the popular Chişinău Beer.
Monument in Chişinău

Statue of Ştefan cel Mare

Ştefan was Moldavia's greatest medieval prince and ubiquitous symbol of Moldova's brave past. His 1928 statue lords over the entrance to Parcul Catedralei and Grădina Publică Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt.
Monument in Chişinău

Repression Memorial

Near the train station is this unique monument to the victims of mass deportation under Stalin.