Fortress in Bendery

Bendery Fortress

This impressive Ottoman fortress, outside the centre near the Bendery–Tiraspol bridge, was built in the 16th century and saw keen fighting between Turkish and Russian forces before falling to Tsarist Russia permanen…
Monastery in Tiraspol

Noul Neamţ Monastery

A stunning 70m bell tower marks this serene monastery (1861) 7km south of Tiraspol. You can climb the bell tower for a birds'-eye view of the monastery's four churches and a sweeping panorama of the countryside. You…
Factory in Tiraspol

Kvint Factory

Since 1897, Kvint has been making some of Moldova's finest brandies. Book private tasting tours in English a day in advance (US$32 to US$100 per person, depending on what you're tasting), or join one-hour standard t…
Museum in Tiraspol

Tiraspol National History Museum

No period of Transdniestran history is ignored at this relatively interesting museum, starting with photos of late-19th-century Tiraspol, moving to the Soviet period and the Great Patriotic War, to the war of 1992.
Museum in Tiraspol

Zelinsky House-Museum

This attractive old house is where the organic chemist Nikolay Zelinsky, Soviet hero and inventor of a gas mask that saved countless lives during WWI, spent his childhood. It has been turned into a museum honouring …
Park in Bendery

Memorial Park

At the entrance to the city, just west of the Bendery–Tiraspol bridge, is a memorial park dedicated to local 1992 war victims. An eternal flame burns in front of an armoured tank, from which flies the Transdniestran…
Notable Building in Tiraspol

Presidential Palace

The home of the Transdniestran presidency and government, this foreboding building – watched over by a statue of Lenin looking not unlike an angel – makes for an impressive photo-op. But take care, since the guards …
Memorial in Tiraspol

War Memorial

At the western end of ul 25 Oktober stands a Soviet armoured tank from which the Transdniestran flag flies. Behind is the War Memorial with its Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, flanked by an eternal flame in memory of t…
Notable Building in Tiraspol

House of Soviets

The Stalinist Dom Sovetov with Lenin's angry-looking bust peering out from its prime location, is Tiraspol's City Hall.