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Go About Daily Life Tour of Chisinau (Self Guided), Chisinau

Ever wondered what it is like living in Chisinau? Well, now you have the chance to find out. Visit the Afghan War Memorial to Sons of Motherland, see where and how kids and students receive "occupational guidance", or unwind at the local park. Follow this walking tour to discover the daily life of Chisinau's Riscani district.
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Guide Name: Go About Daily Life Tour of Chisinau
Guide Location: Moldova » Chisinau (See other walking tours in Chisinau)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: ann
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bulgarian Memorial Chapel
  • St. Valeriu the Martyr Church
  • Afghan War Memorial
  • Ion Creanga Lyceum
  • Moldova Technical University
  • Riscani Park
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Bulgarian Memorial Chapel

1) Bulgarian Memorial Chapel

The Bulgarian Memorial Chapel commemorates the Bulgarian volunteers and the victory in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878. It was built in 1882, on the spot where in 1877 on 12 (25) April a manifesto declaring war on the Ottoman Empire was read and the parade of the Russian troops and Bulgarian volunteers took place. The chapel was named St. Alexander Nevsky. Author of the project, Leopold I. Sheydevandt (1829-1894), was the Chisinau city architect from 1862 until 1883.

After the Second World War the chapel housed one of the airfield warehouses and, later on, a cash office where airfield workers received their wages. In 1969 the building was converted to the Memorial of Bulgarian Volunteers. In the early 1990s, it was slightly extended and returned to the church.
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St. Valeriu the Martyr Church

2) St. Valeriu the Martyr Church

The St. Valeriu the Martyr Church is spreading the Word of God within the neighborhood. If you happen to be there, feel free to attend the service. The church has a choir.
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Afghan War Memorial

3) Afghan War Memorial (must see)

Off Moscow Boulevard down Miron Costin Street stretches the Afghan War Memorial to Sons of Motherland set to commemorate Moldovan casualties in the Soviet-Afghan war of 1979-1989. Recently opened, the park is already a popular local hangout, especially with families and teenagers. In the center of the park stands a monument with an eternal flame.

Why You Should Visit:
Nicely decorated space, and there are many caf├ęs/restaurants for every budget nearby.

Tip:
The park is especially beautiful when flowers are in bloom.
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Ion Creanga Lyceum

4) Ion Creanga Lyceum

The Ion Creanga Lyceum in Chisinau, established since 1944, is a high school institution with choral section which combines both, general and musical education. Among its graduates there are several musical celebrities of national importance.
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Moldova Technical University

5) Moldova Technical University

Established in 1964 as Chisinau Polytechnic Institute, the Technical University of Moldova now educates around 18,000 students. The university had begun with 5140 students and 278 teachers within 5 faculties: Electrotechnics, Mechanics, Technology, Construction and Economy. The university has grown extensively, producing 66,000 specialists and becoming an important educational, scientific and cultural center. The university offers courses in about 80 specialties and specializations, within 10 faculties. Other than tuition, for many years the university campus has provided venue for concerts and beer festivals. There is also a collection of sculptures by senior students.
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Riscani Park

6) Riscani Park

Stretched for about three kilometers along Dimo Street, the Riscani Park is surely one of the spaciest in the city. There are four lakes and some dated carousel facilities. The upper part of the park provides an outstanding view of Chisinau.

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Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles

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