The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, Chisinau

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Bombed during World War II, The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”--the principal cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church--offers insight into the country's spiritual life. Built in the 1830s, the building is of Neoclassical design, featuring rows of columns, bold lines, a large dome, and a stark white exterior. In contrast, the intricately and colorfully decorated interior boasts grand murals of religious imagery painted in blue, green, and gold across the ceilings and walls, and an array of finely worked gold. The cathedral has a separate bell tower, which was rebuilt in 1997 after its destruction in 1962 by communists. Visitors to the church are expected to dress modestly. To visit The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord” and other attractions in Chisinau, use our Chisinau tour itinerary planning tool.
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  • Very impressive cathedral, though somewhat mundane by eastern european standards in my opinion. What makes the place really nice is the entire park and area around the cathedral. Many beautiful... 
    Very impressive cathedral, though somewhat mundane by eastern european standards in my opinion. What makes the place really nice is the entire park and area around the cathedral. Many beautiful...  more »
  • Looks like a very beautiful cathedral, but could only see it from the outside as there were a lot of weddings going on. One of the more impressive buildings in the city, hope you have better luck... 
    Looks like a very beautiful cathedral, but could only see it from the outside as there were a lot of weddings going on. One of the more impressive buildings in the city, hope you have better luck...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to relax,watch the kids playing and enjoying the life. Take your time to stay and enjoy an ice cream during the spring,summer or autumn. Calming atmosphere with beautiful people relaxing or passing by. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE IF YOU ARE IN THIS WONDERFUL LITTLE TOWN!
  • The cathedral is one of the biggest in town. Real gem and important part of the city center

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