- Обновлено 10.03.2014
Chisinau – Capital of Moldova
The first documentary mention of Chisinau was made in 1436. The city lies on seven hills and occupies the territory of around 120 sq km. Nowadays the population of Chisinau is more than 700 000 inhabitants.
What is Chisinau like ? It is beautiful, with a young spirit and sunny kind smile, greeny and hospitable! You will feel it while walking along its streets, looking at its houses built yesterday or hundred years ago !
Chisinau features a unique mixture of modernity and history, a wide selection of architectural styles which visibly demonstrate the city’s rich history – from Neo-Byzantine to Neo- Classicism and Venetian Baroque. Natural beauty, picturesque parks, great museums and wide avenues are among the main places to visit here.
The most interesting sights of the city are concentrated around its main avenue that commemorates the name of Moldova’s greatest king – Stefan cel Mare, whose merits for this country and nation cannot be doubted.
Chisinau City Hall, it is a historical and architectural monument of national importance, it is a fairly old building built many years ago, but still its charm remains nowadays.
The Cathedral Complex and Arch of Triumph are the adornment of the Grand National Assembly Plaza.
The Greek Church, the Water Tower,the marvelous building of Fine Arts Museum, built following the Renaissance style,
the Circuit Court building, presently the Moldovan railway Administration – the works of 19th century of Alexandr Bernardazzi –
the great architect who changed Chisinau’s look leaving over 30 remarkable creations to the capital of Moldova.
The Government House and Parliament Building,the Opera & Ballet Theatre,
the State University – interesting samples of modern architecture.
Staying for some time near the City Hall you will hear Chisinau’s hymn beaten by the clock on the building. The fine music was composed by Moldovan famous composer Eugeniu Doga.
“My white town ! A flower of stone !”