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Triumphal Arch, Chisinau

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The Triumphal arch is a monument situated in Central Chişinău next to the Nativity Cathedral on Piața Marii Adunǎri Naționale nr. 2 and directly opposite Government House.HistoryThe Triumphal arch was built in 1840 by the architect I. Zauschevic and thanks to the governor's of Bessarabia initiative to commemorate the victory of the Russian Empire over the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War (1828–29). From its construction to 2011 the monument sheltered at its second level a huge bell of nearly 6400 kg (400 Puduri). It was smelted with the copper of the cannons captured by the Russian forces from the Ottoman Empire. The bell "clopote–velican" was initially made for the cathedral's belfry but happened to be too big for it. Finally it was installed in this arch, which was designed in purpose. The monument and the mechanism of its clock were fully restored in 1973.
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  • At the front of the park. It looked good with the flag in the middle. Down the street along from the arch is the flower street.  more »
  • We wouldnt rate it as a "once in a life time" experience, but during weekends you can feel the spirit of the old (maybe better) days...  more »
  • Great to just walk around and check out. Also nearby many other local landmarks. There is a church right near by which puts on different events and celebrations.  more »
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  • The Triumphal arch was built in 1840 by the architect I. Zauschevic and thanks to the governor of Bessarabia initiative to commemorate the victory of the Russian Empire over the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War (1828–29). From its construction to 2011, the monument sheltered at its second level a huge bell of nearly 6,400 kg. It was made of copper coming from the cannons captured by the Russian forces from the Ottoman Empire. The bell was initially made for the cathedral's belfry but happened to be too big for it. Finally it was installed in this arch. The monument and the mechanism of its clock were fully restored in 1973.
  • It ia perfect, one of the best monuments that have Moldova!
  • Nothig interesting
  • The famous place. Nothing to actually see there, but if you are first time in Chisinau you should see it.
  • Nice square with a park. Interesting to know that the arch was built with the melted ottoman cannons.