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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  • August 13, 2017
    I was expecting a large monument, perhaps conditioned also by the nickname of the Moldovan national hero, instead here is a tiny statue, almost unassuming, anyway nice to see and at the entrance to a cool Park for a leisurely stroll.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful monument. All guests of Chisinau, be sure to visit it. Nearby is the beautiful park.
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  • July 26, 2017
    The monument of Stefan cel Mare, leader of Moldova's history. When entering the Park of the same name as him, the monument you can see the entrance to the Park. Only with it, but you can see in the picture of the Moldovan banknote. Great, Stefan, in the period of the Ottoman Empire Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror who fought against the former King of Romania, Vlad was a cousin of [22] (Dracula).
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  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 8, 2017
    A historical monument right near the most important locations in Chisinau. Also there are some parks nearby.
  • March 28, 2017
    It looks awesome always, in the night and day. Good attraction for tourists.
  • October 3, 2016
    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.
  • February 8, 2017
    It's like a beacon where everyone in this city meets. Where should we meet? At Stephen obviously!

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