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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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  • This Monument is not mind-blowing, but Stephen the Great was important for the history of Molova, so it's still important to read about the history of this important man. The park is nice and proper, ...  more »
  • This monument is placed in the heart of Chisinau and it represents a symbol of Moldova. In the area is also a park for relaxing.  more »
  • It is a small monument. I didn't even take a photo. There is a nice park along the street from the monument.  more »
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  • The monument to Stephen the Great was designed by the 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 (to replace the monument to Alexander II of Russia, destroyed by the Romanian authorities in 1918), marking the 470th birthday of Stephen the Great. In 1940, the Romanians relocated the monument to Vaslui and blew up its pedestal. 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. 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.
  • A historical monument right near the most important locations in Chisinau. Also there are some parks nearby.
  • It looks awesome always, in the night and day. Good attraction for tourists.
  • This is one of the iconic locations in Moldova. Ștefan cel Mare can be found on the streets, money, and in towns around Moldova, but this is one of the most recognizable statues of this local Moldovan hero. The park behind the statue is clean, well cared for, and loved by locals and tourists.
  • A refreshing place in the city.