Park of the Technical University of Moldova
The TUM’s park was conceived in 2004, at the initiative of Mr. Ion Bostan, TUM’s rector from 1992 to 2015, as an open-air technical museum.
Here you can admire an impressive gallery of exhibits displayed in the open air: the TUM Stela – the symbol of technical education, the Thinker’s sculpture – the symbol of the creative thinking of human society, pieces symbolizing the first inventions of Man, such as the lighting of fire by spark, up to the most modern and ingenious innovations.
Most of these were created or reconstructed by the University’s students and teachers.
Helicopters and trams from the last century can also be found here. One of the trams is quite unusual – pulled by two iron horses, bringing back to our memory the famous horse-drawn tram that used to run in Chisinau on the central Alexandru cel Bun Street (today – Boulevard Stephen the Great and Holy) in the 1930s and 1940s.
In the middle of the park is the unique fountain with steel sculptures of the 12 zodiac signs.
Even some of the benches installed here are unique creations. They embody two intertwined universal symbols, of the heart and the infinite, and are nicknamed the ‘Lovers’ Benches’.