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Small but beautiful inside

The church has an interesting neoclassical facade, apart from that the outside is not too... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
AdrianG1768
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Bucharest, Romania
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Fine cathedral inside and out

While by no means historic, this cathedral is a fine example of its kind. Lavishly decorated... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Jincognito
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Gainesville
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is the main cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church in Chișinău, built in the 19th century in a Neoclassical design. It is situated on a small plateau with the belfry close by. Cathedral went through rough times during II world war and communist times,...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The church has an interesting neoclassical facade, apart from that the outside is not too impressive but the inside is beautiful. The painting is well kept, I think it has been recently renewed and there is a very nice chandelier. I noticed that there was...More

Thank AdrianG1768
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is an Orthodox church and is right at the Central Park in Chisinau. I went inside but photography is not allowed so I took a photo of the altar from the outside. There is a belfry and a fountain just outside. Nice to watch...More

Thank betty l
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The main cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church in Chisinau, it was built in the 1830s in a Neoclassical style. The stark white exterior with six Doric pillars is elegant, regal, and timeless. Its simplicity belies the over-the-top interior. Intricately and colorfully decorated inside, the...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 26 June 2018

While by no means historic, this cathedral is a fine example of its kind. Lavishly decorated inside, pleasingly symmetric outside, it has a central position in the city. Well cared for and clearly revered by the locals who come for a quick prayer.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Most important Romanian orthodox church in Moldova. Moldova land captured by Russian red army and never given back.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I've been to so many Orthodox churches around Europe and I feel that this one is not that impressive. However, if you haven't been to one before and bearing in mind that this one is the center of religious life in Moldova, you might feel...More

Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing ornate interior. Be careful of how you dress and how you behave (no photos). Only 10 minutes necessary to absorb the calmness.

1  Thank ToucheTurtles
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This beautiful, old cathedral is worth at least a quick visit. Walk through, check out the artwork, and appreciate the effort that went into it. In the orthodox tradition, the design leans toward gaudy and over the top. Look at the light streaming in through...More

Thank markwake717
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is my fourth trip to Chisinau, but the first time I have had a chance to see the Cathedral. Beautiful.

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