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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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  • Located at the entrance of the Stefan cel Mare Park. It seems it would pass without the statue itself is so big, someone you don't know. Stefan cel Mare Boulevard, Moldova with his name there.
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  • In the heart of Chisinau, you can sit down before you wander on to other attractions. The monument is surrounded by a park which is popular to pass through or settle down for a while.
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  • Opposite the Park, the statue of the national hero Stefan Cell sea, military commander and Governor of Moldova, defended the Kingdom against Hungarians, poles and Turks. Was a great success at the battle of Vaslui against the Ottomans that made him popular in Europe to such an extent that Pope Sixtus IV appointed him as a "true champion of Christian faith" and is revered as a Saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church. His image is on all Moldovan banknote denominations.
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  • 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.
  • It's like a beacon where everyone in this city meets. Where should we meet? At Stephen obviously!
  • The most recognisable meet-up place in Chisinau
  • Nice monument with a history. Check its history on wikipedia:) nice crowd around in warm days