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 very beautiful Cathedral. Located in the heart of Chisinau. Very beautiful both outside and inside. Very beautiful murals on the walls of the temple.
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  • Located in a park in central Chisinau. The inside is older with many paintings on the inside- very beautiful. You will enjoy this cathedral and bell tower when in Chisinau- a must see!  more »
  • Very prekna building in the Park, characterized by a cell city Moldova. We were there in December, kszdopadne service through the SPRI months. We learned a lot about the history of Moldova.
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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!
  • The Cathedral of Christ's Nativity is the main cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church in Chișinău, Moldova. It was commissioned by the governor of New Russia, Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, and Metropolitan Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni in 1830. The cathedral was built in the 1830s to a Neoclassical design by Abram Melnikov. The cathedral was bombed during World War II, and its bell tower was destroyed by the Communists in 1962. The new bell tower was constructed in 1997. During the Soviet period, worship was prohibited and the cathedral was transformed into an exhibition center. The inside was completely blank during the Soviet period but nowadays it sports beautiful painted walls in pure orthodox style.
  • It was a cathedral until the Soviet occupation. It becames a museum. Again a church from 1992
  • The cathedral is one of the biggest in town. Real gem and important part of the city center
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