Stephen the Great Monument, Chisinau

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The Stephen the Great Monument is a prominent monument in Chişinău, Moldova.
The monument to Stephen the Great was designed by architect Alexandru Plămădeală in 1923. It was erected near the main entrance of the Stephen the Great Park in Central Chişinău. The monument was completed in 1927 and opened on 29 April 1928, marking the 470th birthday of Stephen the Great. The total cost of the monument was 4.000.000 lei.
A few days before the 1940 Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, the monument was relocated to Vaslui, and its pedestal was blown up. On August 25, 1942, the monument was returned to Chişinău and taken back to Romania in 1944. In 1945, the Soviet authorities ordered the restoration of the monument to Chişinău.
On 31 August 1989 the monument to Stephen the Great was returned to its original location, chosen by Alexandru Plămădeală in the 1920s. The initial inscriptions were restored. Flower-laying ceremonies are regularly performed at the pedestal of this monument on each national holiday and on days of official top and high level visits.
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  • The Stephen the Great statue stands at the entrance to a lovely park in the center of Chișinău, a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon reading a book and people watching in Moldova. 
    The Stephen the Great statue stands at the entrance to a lovely park in the center of Chișinău, a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon reading a book and people watching in Moldova.  more »
  • One of the coolest monuments of Chisinau and must do photo. I visited in April so there were red tulips in front of the statue. Stefan is very important for them, they told me he won many battles for....  more
    One of the coolest monuments of Chisinau and must do photo. I visited in April so there were red tulips in front of the statue. Stefan is very important for them, they told me he won many battles for....  more »
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  • The most loved in Moldova.
  • Always looking spectacular, in a very beautiful and clean place! Nearby are a few lovely parks.

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