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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  • A week later than our Easter the Orthodox celebrate theirs. It was great to see such a vivid cathedral right in the hart of the town.  more »
  • Beautiful and simple outside, with an intricate and colorful typical Orthodox interior. Located in the city center, free entrance - would be a pity not to visit it while in Chisinau.  more »
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  • Top center of the central Chisinau. 200 years-old mystic and sacred cathedral especially for Moldovian Orthodox Christians. Should be visit at Chisinau.
  • 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!
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