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Triumphal Arch, Chisinau

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Architectural Building
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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  • Located in St. Stephen's, Kjell-male Boulevard of main street. Small arc de Triomphe, was once hung flags of Moldova at the gate.
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  • One of a couple of attractions in Chisinau. Worth to see. And Park with pigeons near too. Warm days spent there.
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  • A very interesting architecture of arches, the location, the symbolism, BUT! After inspecting the arches is not immediately understood the reason for the arising of internal dissonance, that I would not let a couple of hours. Like and solemnly and monumental, but something is wrong. Then looked into the Internet, looked triumphal arches in other countries and cities, and almost immediately realized. Why is she in Chisinau in such a poor state?! ... The actual title was born and my reviews.
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  • It ia perfect, one of the best monuments that have Moldova!
  • Smaller then the Arc of Triumph in Bucharest, Rome,Paris etc. , but still beautiful
  • 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.
  • It's not the most impressive but you can take some nice pictures there.