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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  • The soviets converted this cathedral in a museum during the Soviet regime and only after Moldova became independent again it recovered its spiritual purpose including the reprinting of the frescos. Ov...  more »
  • This catedral is very nice outside and inside too. It is ortodox rligion place, so it is very beautiful place in the city centre. the athmosfere there is very spectacular. Nice to see this.  more »
  • in the center of Chisinau, near the triumphal arch and the statue of Stefan cel Mare, this modern cathedral, very well taken care of. around the park really lovely setting.  more »
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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