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Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau

Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova (B)

Moldova’s Chisinau (previously known as Kishinev) intrigued me, surprised me and overwhelmed me over a four day period in and out of the city, across the border into Tiraspol, Transnistria and a countryside jaunt to Orheiul Vechi and Butuceni. If you’re backpacking in Moldova, I’d definitely recommend spending some time in the capital city – I did three nights. It’s where you get an insight into the history and culture of the nation and also of course the biggest city and easiest place to meet locals as well as having the best bars in Moldova.

The city is pronounced Kay She Naow and I arrived after a night train from Bucharest in Romania ready to explore under grey and wet mysterious skies.

For a cheap budget no frills option, stay at the Tapok Hostel. From my base there I could walk to every main sight I wanted (except I didn’t visit Malldova and Zimbru Stadium). Here are my personal 12 easy and cool sights to see in Chisinau’s city centre.

The Eternal Flame Memorial is dedicated to the unknown soldiers from Chisinau, Moldova who died in the Second World War. It’s housed in a nice park which is worth a walk, you will also see soldiers manning the place and may catch them marching. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau
Guide Location: Moldova » Chisinau
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jonny Blair
Read it on Author's Website: http://dontstopliving.net/backpacking-in-moldova-top-12-sights-in-chisinau/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Eternal Flame Memorial
  • Piata Centrala (Central Market)
  • Monument to Victims of Stalinist Deportations
  • GI Kotovski Monument
  • Liberation Monument
  • Town Hall
  • Parliament Buildings
  • Stefan cel Mare si Sfant
  • Triumphal Arch
  • Cathedral of Christ’s Nativity
  • Dinamo Stadium
  • Orthodox Church

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