Popular Destinations in Moldovia
Capital of Moldovia, Chisinau is the commercial, industrial,
transportation, and political hub of the country. Located in the heart of
Moldovia, the city is lined with blocks of Soviet style architecture. The
neoclassical Nativity Cathedral is emblematic of the city. The elegant
structure anchors the Cathedral Park, which is home to the monumental
Triumphal Arch. The Arch celebrates Russia's 19th century
victory over the Ottoman Empire. The city is lined with several museums,
cultural institutions, and parks, such as Stephen the Great Central Park,
Valea Morilor, Museum of Archeology, Village Museum, Alexandar Pushkin
Museum, National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Dendrarium
Park, and Museum of National Arts Moldovia. Especially noteworthy is the
National Museum of History of Moldova which displays archaeological
artifacts, photographs, and war relics documenting the country's past.
Located 15 kilometres north of Chisinau, Cricova was founded in 1431.
Formerly known as Vadul-Pietrei, the city is popular among tourists for its
wine cellars. Visitors must take a tour to one of the many vineyards and
cellars to relish some local wine. Cricova Winery is the major landmark
here. Visitors can explore the 15 th century elaborate tunnel
system via guided tours where they will find underground tasting rooms and
huge cellars. Many wine-lovers flock to Cricova to savor the region’s
wines, which are considered to be among the finest in Moldova.
Founded by Russians in 1792, Tiraspol is the second largest city in
Moldova. The city lies on the eastern bank of River Dniester. The political
status of Tiraspol can be amusing for visitors. Tiraspol is also the
administrative center and capital of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian
Moldavian Republic. Tiraspol has a soviet era aesthetic and is lined with
several soviet monuments such Monument to Suvorov, Memorial of Glory,
Monument to Aviators, and Tank Monument. History enthusiasts can head over
to the Zelinksky Museum and nature lovers can explore National Botanic
Garden and Pobeda Park.