The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, Chisinau
(4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord” and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chisinau using our Chisinau trip generator.
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  • Old Cathedral with a very interesting history. This is one of the attractions in the city centre of Chisinau. 
  • This cathedral in the middle of one of the two main parks in central Chisinau is a good photo op from the outside, but even more treats wait for those that venture into the doors (though you can't tak...  more »
  • A beautiful ornate Orthodox Cathedral. Very quiet very peaceful and very beautiful. This is definietly a place worth seeing. 
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  • Nice place. Too bad it does not have any chairs. This is not the case in Catholic or Protestant churches.
  • Excepțional de frumos
  • Peaceful and atmospheric place.
  • Very beautiful frescoes inside. The exterior does not represents is interior beauty.
  • The main church of the city