Recommendations

Need a recommendation on what to do while in Moldova?  Check out these great places:

Food and Drink

Taproom 27 and Smokehouse – Taproom 27 and it’s sister restaurant Smokehouse (American BBQ) are the heart of the growing craft beer community in Moldova.  Both feature a selection of 20 draft beers, all brewed in Moldova. (Strada Vasile Alecsandri 117/1 – tel.: +373 606 19 777)

Tucano Coffee – Tucano is the first coffee chain in Moldova.  They are expanding all across Europe and have many locations in Moldova.  You can visit the original Tucano, Tucano Coffee Costa Rica, on Pushkin street in the center of Chisinau. (15 A.Pușkin St. – tel.: +373 68 717 073)

Museums

National Museum of the History of Moldova – This museum contains a great selection of artifacts related to the history of Moldova ranging from Cucuteni jars from 8000 years ago up to more recent items related to the development of  Modern Moldova.  We can also provide one of our guides to help answer questions about some of the items you’ll see in the museum. (31 August 1989 St., 121 A, tel.: +373 (22) 24-43-25)

National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History – Explore the land and natural history of Moldova and how the land shaped the Moldovan people and then how the culture and people of Moldova developed and are now changing the land.  This is the oldest museum in Moldova, built in 1889, and features a building with architecture unique to the area. (STR. MIHAIL KOGĂLNICEANU 82
Tel.: +373 (22) 240-056)

Chisinau Water Tower History Museum – This former water tower, built in 1892 and designed by architect Alexandru Bernadazzi, is now a museum featuring the history of Chisinau.  Read about the history of the city as you climb to the top to admire a view overlooking much of the city.  (str. A. Mateevici 60A, tel: +373 22 241 648)

Parks

Chisinau is called the “Green City” because of it’s beautiful parks and wooded areas. In addition to the central parks that include the Cathedral and Stefan cel Mare, we recommend you check out these popular parks while in Chisinau.

Valea Morilor Park – This park was original built as the Soviet Youth Park and is now one of the favorite places for people to run and walk.  It features two grand staircases that lead up to the top of the hill and a well maintained path around the lake.  Along the lake, if you search carefully, you can find the smallest statue in the country of the “Little Prince.”

Dendarium Park – Originally the botanical gardens for the Academy of Science, this is now one of the most beautiful parks in the city.  It is the only park that charges a small entrance fee (4 lei) and the money is used to maintain the beautiful paths and large beds of flowers.  (map)

Alunelul Park – Inside the grounds of this park you can find a monument to the victims of the 1903 Pogrom where 49 Jewish residents of Chisinau were murdered.  The park grounds were once part of the nearby Jewish cemetery where the graves of the Pogrom victims and many others can be viewed.

Valea Tradifirilor (Rose Valley Park) – This area was once a large farm dedicated to the cultivation of roses.  This very large park features 3 lakes and many walking paths through the park.  The portion of the park to the south of Strada Dacia affords a great view of Chisinau’s tallest building, Romanita, which resembles an ear of corn and rises from the top of the valley’s edge.