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Monumentul Naiului

In one of the courtyards of the Rascani sector an older monument was hidden. Supposedly erected around 1960-1964, it is dedicated to the most famous national musical instrument – the Nai. General name: Nai Local name: Fluierar, Fluieraș, Fluierici, Fluierător, Moscal, Muscal, Șuieriță Short definition: The Nai is a traditional...

Monument Gugutsa

On 15 May 2021, a new square was inaugurated in the capital. It is located in the Rascani sector, on Kiev Street, and is called Guguță Square. A monument to the famous character invented by writer Spiridon Vangheli was also installed there. The green space is called “Guguță”, and the...

Сornerstone of Chisinau

The cornerstone of Chisinau is a purely symbolic stone, placed in 1986, commemorating 550 years since the first mention of the place name “Cheșeneu.” The initial inscription was in the Cyrillic alphabet. On October 12, 2011, the inscription was renovated, and the text, now in the Latin alphabet, was modified....

The monument of Stephen the Great and Holy

A traveler-monument, inaugurated on April 29, 1928, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania. In June 1940 he was moved to Romania, and in 1942 – brought back to Chisinau, in 1944 – moved again. A year later it was brought back and...

Eugen Doga Pedestrian Street

Eugen Doga Street, currently the only pedestrian street in the center of Chisinau, was previously named after Alexandru Diordiță from 1997 to 2015. The street stretches for 250 meters between Columna and Constantin Tănase streets. This historical street, connecting Cathedral Square to Constantin Tănase Street, first appeared on the map...

Mural painting “Wall of Glory”

“The Wall of Glory” is the name of the mural, which was painted for two weeks by three artists, at the initiative of painter Radu Dumbravă. The king of the Dacians, Decebal, was painted on the wall of a pump factory, located on Decebal Boulevard 3. It took 60 litres...

Steam Locomotive

The steam locomotive at the Chisinau Railway Station always attracts the eyes and curiosity of tourists. On it is a commemorative plaque with the following text: “Built by the Czegelski factory (in the name of Joseph Stalin) in 1950. Factory number 1469. The inscription on the side of the locomotive:...

Monument to Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev Petkov (1848 – 1876) was an exceptional Bulgarian poet, publicist, revolutionary, and a national hero of Bulgaria. Born on January 6, 1848 (December 25, 1847 O.S.) in the village of Kalofera, which, like the rest of Bulgaria at that time, was part of the Ottoman Empire, he hailed...

The bust of Mikhail Orlov

Mikhail Orlov (1788 – 1842). Decembrist, major-general of the Russian army. From 1820 – commander of the 16th Infanteria Division, located in Besarabia. One of the organizers of the Masonic lodge “Ovidiu-25”. Headed the Decembrist organization of Kishinev. The bust is installed on B.P. Hashdeu Street in front of the...

The Capitoline Wolf in Chisinau

It is a replica of the famous Roman statue (author Ettore Ferrari), which was donated by the municipality of Rome (Italy) in the first years after the union of Bessarabia and Bukovina with Romania (1921). In 1940, for political reasons, the statue was melted down. In 1990, the “Cultural League...

Tree of Life

Every country boasts certain unofficial symbols that represent its identity, such as the Eiffel Tower symbolizing France, the kimono representing Japan, wooden shoes for the Netherlands, the kilt signifying Scotland, and Italy’s association with pizza and Greece characterized by olives and deities. In the case of Moldova, the country’s symbols...

Bust of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski

A bust commemorating Marshal Józef Piłsudski was unveiled on November 20, 2014, at the intersection of Mitropolit Petru Movilă and 31 August 1989 streets, approximately in the area where the Consulate of the Republic of Poland was situated in Chisinau during the interwar years. Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935) was a Polish...

Adam Mickiewicz Monument

The monument to the great Polish writer Adam Mickiewicz was unveiled on April 28, 2021, at the library in Chisinau that bears his name. The statue was sculpted by the renowned artist Veaceslav Jiglițchi, with support from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Chisinau, the Polish Ministry of...

Monument to Pope John Paul II

In front of the Roman Catholic Cathedral “Divine Providence” in the capital, the monument of Holy Father Pope John Paul II (b. 1920 – d. 2005) was unveiled on August 21, 2016. The ceremony was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Chisinau and the Roman Catholic...

Kilometer Zero

A Kilometer Zero plaque was installed in November 2012 in the center of the capital, outside the Central Post Office. It is a stylized version of the wind rose, illustrating distances to other capitals of the world from Chisinau. The Km 0 holds historical, social, and tourist significance for visitors...

The Alley of Сlassics (Writer’s Alley)

The idea of initiating such an alley in the country’s capital belongs to the sculptor A. Plămădeală. The alley was inaugurated in 1958 in the Public Garden with the first 12 busts of classical writers and poets. Currently, there are already 29 busts of important writers from Romania and the...

The monument of Ion and Doina Aldea-Teodorovici

The monument is named “Requiem for Love,” or, as locals refer to it, “Two Twin Hearts.” It is situated at the central entrance of the “Valea Morilor” park, opposite the State University. Inaugurated in 1999, on the 7th anniversary of the passing of the famous couple of musicians, singers, composers,...

The monument of Vasile Alecsandri

The monument is situated in front of the National Library of the Republic of Moldova in Chisinau. Inaugurated in 1997, it stands in memory of Vasile Alecsandri – poet, playwright, folklorist, politician, minister, diplomat, and founding member of the Romanian Academy. The sculptor responsible for this piece is Ion Zderciuc.

The bust of Emil Loteanu

It is the first bust on the Alley of the Cinematographer,  inaugurated in 2011, next to the “Patria” Cinema. Today, the Cinema bears his name. Author – Andrei Rizescu.

Triple sculpture “The Crew”

In the waiting room of Chisinau International Airport, there is a beautiful sculpture called “The Crew.” It was crafted in 2018 by the sculptor Veaceslav Jiglițchi, an honorary citizen of the capital. The triptych represents a pilot and two stewardesses, symbolizing the crucial roles they play in ensuring the comfort...

„Myoritsa”’s Monument

The monument, dedicated to the ballad “Myoritsa” was installed in Chisinau at the beginning of March 2022, author – Veaceslav Jiglițchi. For Moldovans, „Myoritsa” is a historical memory.  Although the plot of the Moldovan folk ballad is far from heroic, on the contrary – the hero of the ballad believes...

Moldova’s Little Prince Statue

The smallest monument in the Republic of Moldova, measuring only 11 cm in height, was cast in bronze and installed on “planet B-612” in 2018 – specifically on sphere number 23 along the fence in Valea Morilor Park in Chisinau. The concept originated from Igor Udușlivîi, a resident of the...

Statues of lovers on the Pedestrian Street

A double monument, arguably the most romantic in Chisinau, was unveiled on Pedestrian Street Eugen Doga on October 14, 2017. The author of the monument is sculptor Pavel Obreja. Additionally, along the Pedestrian Street, there is an exhibition featuring the sale of handicrafts crafted by folk artisans from the country.

Sculpture of young skateboarders

In mid-December 2017, a new urban sculpture portraying young skateboarders with a dog emerged in Valea Morilor Park in the capital. The sculptor behind this composition is Petru Glavan. The monument, along with the one installed on the pedestrian street Eugen Doga depicting a pair of lovers, is part of...

Memorial to the Victims of Fascism

This poignant monument, resembling a painful shard of memory frozen in time, is the creation of the renowned artist and sculptor Aurel David. Erected in 1991, it serves as a solemn reminder that “nobody forgets, nothing is forgotten.” Situated in the Râșcani sector (“Poșta Veche”) of the capital, it stands...

Manuc Bey – Armenian Prince

Historians have found that one of the less developed actors in the events of the Russo-Turkish War of 1806-1812, involved in political-diplomatic actions, who had influence over the Russo-Ottoman negotiations was the influential and wealthy Manuc (Emanuel) Mirzaianț (there are different spellings of his name: Mirzaian, Mârzaian, Manuc bey etc.),...

“Eternity” Memorial Complex

The monument was inaugurated on May 9, 1975, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II. During the Soviet period the complex was known as the “Victory Memorial”. Under the 25 m high pyramid, consisting of 5 bayonets, in honor of the 5...

The Memorial Complex “To the Sons of the Motherland – the Eternal Memory”

The idea of ​​erecting a monument in honor of the 12,500 soldiers who did their “international duty” and the 301 soldiers who fell in the war in Afghanistan came up in 2002. The place for the monument was chosen and accepted in the Rascani sector the capital. The authors of...

The monument in memory of the victims of the deportations of the communist regime „The Train of Pain”

A Monument erected in honor of those deported people from Moldova during the three waves of deportation: in June 1941, July 1949 and April 1951 (a total of about 58,000 people were deported). It was inaugurated on August 23, 2013 on The Train Station Alley. The author of the monument...

Monument-spring “Cișmeaua General Georgescu P. Ion”

On the Romanian Army Day, marked annually on October 25, the monument “General Georgescu P. Ion’s Cemetery”, located in Valea Morilor Park, was re-inaugurated and consecrated in Chisinau. It was originally installed in 1937, in honour of the victories of the Romanian Army in the battles of Mărăști and Mărășești...

Monument to the Victims of the Chisinau Ghetto

It was inaugurated on April 22, 1993. The authors – the architect S. Şoihet and the sculptor N. Epelbaum. The Chisinau ghetto was created on July 25, 1941 by order of the military governor of Bessarabia, General Constantin Voiculescu. On August 11, there were 10,578 people in the ghetto, later...

Shipka Obelisk

The memorial complex was erected in honor of the detachments of Bulgarian volunteers, formed in Chisinau on the eve of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. The complex consists of an obelisk, a chapel and a square. The chapel was built in 1882 on the site where on April 12 (1877)...

Mural painting “Hope”

The mural with the name “Hope” was painted by the painter Dmitrii Potapov in collaboration with several students from the State University “Ion Creanga”. “Hope” was painted on a 14-storey block of flats from the 17th century. Botanica in Chisinau, near the “Zimbru” stadium (47/6 Dacia Boulevard). The work depicts...

Stone of Peace

In Chisinau, in the square of the State University of Moldova, you can find a sculptural composition, a bit strange, which for an uninformed person remains unimportant. But this is the famous “Stone of Peace“, erected to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The sculpture...

The statue of Grigore Kotovski

A vestige of the Soviet past. It was erected in 1953. The statue of the communist Grigore Kotovski, participant in the Russian Civil War, was erected by a group of sculptors and painters – L. Dubinovschi, K. Kitaika, I. Perșudcev and A. Poseado, after the schematics of the architect F....