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Water Tower or City Museum

Water Tower or City Museum

The skyline of Chisinau is a blend of contemporary urban and historic architecture. Coupled with the local people’s warmth and hospitality, it conveys the true essence of Chisinau as a modern city. A perfect place for a traveler, wanderer, romantic, and historian at heart, a trip to Chisinau will surely leave you with long-lasting memories. Historic monuments scattered across the city, make Chisinau an ideal place for a day-long trek with brief sightseeing intervals. One such sight to behold is the Water Tower, located on Bănulescu-Bodoni Street, near the Moldova State University campus. This historical and architectural landmark was built at the end of the 19th century by Alexander Bernardazzi and formed an essential part of the local water supply system. The purely practical designation of this building did not dampen the creativity that went into its design. Divided into two segments, the upper portion of the tower was initially built in wood but destroyed by the earthquake that struck the city at the beginning of the 20th century. The tower was thoroughly rebuilt between 1980 and 1983, using local rock and brick. Nowadays, the renewed building hosts the Historical Museum of Chisinau.
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