Chisinau – the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a modern economic and cultural center. Chisinau, like Rome, is spread out over seven hills. Its population is about 730,000 residents of different nationalities. The first mentioning about the city, we find in 1436 in the charter of Moldovan magistrates Ilyash I. On the right bank of the river Byk arose the settlement, which gradually rose up above the slope.
In 1834 has been approved the new plan of city, and from this moment in Chisinau are constructed straight streets. It’s architecture was influenced by affected different styles: like modern and eclectic, gothic and classicism. The Cathedral and the bell tower are erected in the style of Russian classicism in the center of the city. The famous Arch of Triumph is built especially for the largest bell, wich has the weight of 400 poods. As the basis for Arch construction was taken up the plan of the Arc de Triomphe in Rome. The building of town administration was built in the italian renaissance tradition with gothic elements. Bank was engenered by M.K.Chekerul Kush, he has erected a beautiful building in the style of Russian classicism with elements of romanticism. Today - it is the organ hall, where are sounding concerts of organ and chamber music. Czech firm "Rieger-Kloss", at a special order, manufactured the pipe organ of medium size.
Architecture of the historical center is perfectly combined with the new post-war buildings on the main streets. On whole neighborhoods, administrative building’s facade are decorated with stone carvings and colored ceramics. The city acquired a modern view of capital. In the center of town at the entrance of oldest park there is erected the monument of the Moldovan ruler Stefan cel Mare si Sfint. In 1885, in this park unveiled the monument to Alexander Pushkin.
The residents of the capital treat with due care on the military past. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Second War Victory, in 1975 was built the Memorial of Military Glory "Eternity". Every year, on May 9 to the memorial come hundreds of thousands of residents and guests to pay tribute to those who died.
Every year, in Chisinau are held: Folklore Music Festival "Martisor", international festival of opera and ballet "Invite Maria Biesu", festival of jazz bands "Ethno-Jazz", "National Day of Wine" and " City Day ". The wonderful stories and legends of our region, historical and ethnographic museums, art galleries and exhibitions, national celebrations and colorful fairs are offered.
Chisinau is open to everyone and everyone can discover Chisinau!
The one of the most fascinating wonders of the world - Cricova cellars, that was founded in 1952. They are situated under of the small c Cricova town and those cellars form an underground city. The basements were formed after limestone extraction from the mines. Later, from cellars winemakers formed avenues and streets with wine, which are stored in the surrounding niches: Cabernet, Aligote, Sauvignon, etc. These avenues and streets have a length of 120 km in total. The constant temperature is about 12 degrees and humidity that does not exceed 97-98% - are the most favorable conditions for the storage of 30 million l of quality wine. Today, the wooden gate of Cricova winery is open to everyone. You have an undeniable chance to penetrate into the mysterious wine making process and to taste the best quality Moldovan wines.
Technical information: Extent of the round-trip route - 40 km, duration - 5-6 hours. Guests get acquainted with the city center, the microdistricts: Telecenter, Botanika, Sculeanka. Walking: Cathedral Park, Valea Morilor, Memorial of Military Glory, Railway Station. Cricova city. Clothing – casual up to to the guest and worm clothes for winery. Can take a bottle of water.