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Things to do in Chisinau
Chisinau is the capital and largest city of the country of Moldova. It’s also the country’s main transportation hub, which means the city has many modern buildings and other areas. Chisinau also kept its natural roots with several parks that are just hectares and hectares of beauty, which are loved by both locals and travellers.
So start your Chisinau trip with a green touch! Hail a cab to go to Cathedral Park. The locals think of it more as Central Park because it’s in the very heart of the city! The park is designed with a few city icons like the Nativity Cathedral, which is Chisinau’s main church. To the southwest of the park is the city’s Holy Gates, also known as Chisinau’s own Arch of Triumph. The city’s biggest flower market is also in Cathedral Park along Banulescu Bodoni Street.
Another patch of green in Chisinau you should definitely check out is Stefan cel Mare Central Park. The historic Stefan cel Mare Monument will greet you, which is the gateway to this beautiful park. The park is the oldest in Moldova and is about 7 hectares. And because it’s a popular meeting spot for couples, locals fondly nicknamed it “The Park of the Lovers” so you know this is a great place to bring your special someone too.
Are you flying solo? The 32-hectare Riscani Park offers you wooded areas for pleasantly secluded walks. If you want to add a touch of blue to the green, Rose Valley’s nine-hectare park has three major lakes. It has several restaurants to satisfy your food cravings too.
Valea Morilor is also a large park with its own lake, and it offers you acres of untouched countryside scenery in the heart of the city. Last, but certainly not least, is the colourful Dendrarium Park, which has lovely gardens, a lake, forests, and a sports field. There'll be loads of great selfie opportunities here or a lovely spot in the city to spend time with your loved ones.
Give in to the Chisinau’s culture and get your fill of the city at the National Archaeology and History Museum, National Ethnographic and Nature Museum, National Museum of Fine Arts, The Chisinau City Museum. For fun facts and spectacular views of the city, go to the Museum of the City of Chisinau.
Discover more of the city’s culture and lifestyle with a visit to the Chisinau Souvenir Bazaar. It’s the city’s main artisan market where you can spend your Moldovan Leu on fantastic handmade crafts, paintings, and other items. The locals may not always speak English, but most of the products have marked prices, plus bargaining is acceptable here.
The boulevard of Chisinau’s main street, Stefan cel Mare, is not only great for people watching and photo ops because it’s also lined with numerous restaurants and shops, like the second-hand book street-stalls and the Arts Square open-air market.
Are feeling peckish right about now? Satisfy your food craving at Piata Centrala. This outdoor market holds endless stalls that sell fresh produce, cooked foods, cheeses, wine, bread, and more. Once you’re done, enjoy a cup of coffee and rest your feet at the popular Tucano Café.
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What you should know
The best time to visit Chisinau is when the temperature is comfortable, and that’s during the months of July and August. Other great months to visit Chisinau are April, May, June, September, and October when the temperature is cooler.
You can book your flights to Chisinau as soon as possible because Singaporeans don’t need a travel visa to visit Moldova. Check out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore for more travel info and to stay updated.
Travelling to and around Chisinau
You’ll reach the city through the Chisinau International Airport, and from there you can get to the city by taxi or minibus. Start combing Chisinau and explore the city by taxi, bus, minibus, and trolleybus.
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Temperature average in August
16.6 - 26.9°C
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