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. 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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  • It is a nice Orthodox cathedral. The interior of the cathedral is pretty but no photos are allowed inside. You can also take a stroll outside the cathedral which is quite nice. The location is near an...  more »
  • Interesting Orthodox church and quite busy with worshipers when we visited. The grounds and park surrounding the church are very well maintained. The interior is quite small but extremely lavish, with...  more »
  • Beautiful Cathedral to visit, we stumbled on the very day of the blessing of the houses, as we have at Easter, very impressive
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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