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Museums

Orheiul Vechi

Orhei Vechi Monastery and Archeological Complex

This territory has been inhabited since early times. One of the first city founded here was called Orhei. The name Orhei means “fortification”. At the beginning of the 14th century this territory was conquered by  the Golden Horde . The name of the archaeological reservation derives from the name of that medieval city, thus “Old Orhei”. The museum complex Old Orhei is a system of historical monuments and natural landscapes. The central promontory in Old Orhei is called “Pestere”. Its name derives from the many caves carved in it (‘Pestere’ is Romanian for ‘caves’). The Butuceni headland is a part of ...
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Manuc Bey

Manuc Bey Estate And Manor House

The owner of the estate, Prince Manuc Bey (Mirzoyan) was a remarkable figure in Moldovan history. He was a renowned diplomat, and  the Russian-Ottoman peace treaty in 1812 was signed with his assistance in his palace in Bucharest. According to this treaty Bessarabia fell under the protectorate of Russia. In addition, he laid the foundation for the production of Moldovan wines on French technology. His descendants built winery on the estate and transferred the local wine production on industrial basis. The factory still exists, though, now it is a large modern enterprise – “Vitis Hancesti”, which produces high-quality wines. Experts ...
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The National Museum of History and Ethnography

The National Museum of History and Ethnography

The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History was founded in October 1889 on the basis of the collection of exhibits of the first agricultural exhibition of Bessarabia at the initiative of Baron A. Stuart. Thus, it is the oldest museum in the Republic of Moldova, functioning at the moment. First there was the Museum of Agriculture, then the Museum of Zoology, Agriculture and Folk Crafts of Provincial Zemstvos. Since 1926 – the National Museum of Natural History of Chisinau, since 1937 – the Regional Museum of Bessarabia, since 1940 – the Republican Museum of the MSSR, since 1957 – ...
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The National Fine Arts Museum of Moldova

The National Fine Arts Museum of Moldova

National Art Museum of Moldova is situated in the centre of Chisinau and is the only institution of such a type in Republic of Moldova. It is placed in three representative buildings which are genuine architectural monuments erected at the end of the 19th commence of the 20th centuries. Hertza House was built in 1906 and represents a sample of Viennese baroque with numerous adornments on the main façade. It is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Chisinau, with a special charm due to sumptuous decoration. In the upper part of the main façade there may be noticed ...
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Muzeul national de istorie

The National Museum of History of Moldova

The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most important museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific prestige. The Museum was established on December 21, 1983, when there was issued the Order of the Ministry of Culture No. 561 “On reprofiling of the Museums” (on the basis of the Joint Decree of the Central Committee of the CPM and the Council of Ministers of MSSR “On the utilization of the historical monument – the edifice of the former Chisinau Boys’ Gymnasia where S. Lazo studied” from 29th of November, 1983) ...
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The Museum of Military History

Military History Museum of Moldova is located in the center of the capital, in the House of Army and is under the patronage of Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Moldova. It started to work in 1995. The exhibits reflect the most critical moments in the history of the state and its citizens. Thus the permanent military exhibition keeps the memory of the Second World War. A nameplate lists the total number of participants of the war, the number of dead and maimed reminds visitors of the tragedy. The exhibits of military origin are mainly from the Soviet Union ...
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Casa Parinteasca

Casa Parinteasca (“The Parents House”), Palanca

The “Parent House”  is located in the Palanca village of C?l?ra?i. The museum was inaugurated on November 26, 2000, as a private handicraft museum. The patrimony is a 4-room house-museum, equipment, leisure yard. The “Parent House” has its own courtyard in the center of the village, surrounded with green spaces, natural aesthetic landscapes (forests, meadows, lakes), historic and cult monuments (four monasteries within 8 km, wooden church-1842 in Mîndra village). Museum offers following Guide for groups Training in the handicraft workshop, summer school Viewing and participating in folklore shows Serving traditional dishes Walks along the entire sightseeing tour of the ...
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Muzeul National Gagauz de istorie ?i ethnografie Dmitrii Kara-Ciobanu, Besalma

National Gagauz history and ethnographic Museum of Dmitry Kara-Cioban, Besalma

September 16, 1966 in the village Beshalma was the founding of the first museum of Gagauz nationality. On this day, a local librarian named D. Kara-Cioban got the right to place his historical and ethnographic materials in an old building of the village council. Since D. Kara-Cioban had several positions at the same museum, he was a research worker, the museum keeper, photographer, director, artist, carpenter, a cameraman and god knows what else … First, the work was done on a voluntary basis , and only a year later kolkhoz “Pravdas ” (Truth) allocated monthly salary for Kara-Cioban. With the ...
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