Pushkin House Museum, Chisinau

Pushkin House Museum, Chisinau (must see)

The great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was exiled to Bessarabia (nowadays Moldova) for three years by the tsarist administration. He arrived in Chisinau on September 21, 1820, and stayed at the house of General Inzov, which today hosts the museum of Pushkin and is one of only two remaining Pushkin houses in the world; the other being is at Moika, St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the three years that Pushkin spent in Bessarabia, he had written a number poems, including the first part of the world-famous "Eugeny Onegin" and many others.

While in Chisinau, Pushkin maintained close ties with the local cultural elite: the writer Constantin Stamati, the Donici family, and other classics of the Romanian literature. The museum holds a collection of materials related to Pushkin's life in Bessarabia such as prints, paintings, sculptures, decorative art pieces from the late XVIII-XIX centuries, as well as editions of some of his works written here.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-4pm
Tours are offered in Russian, Romanian, English.
Information about the exhibits is in Russian / Romanian.

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Sight Name: Pushkin House Museum
Sight Location: Chisinau, Moldova
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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