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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  • On the main street of hard to miss. Definitely worth seeing even if at rest in the nearby park
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  • Located between the Cathedral and the Government Palace, is an easy reference point for orientation in the city. Per se is a "normal" Arch of triumph, the size nor exaggerated (or maybe you lose a little in large spaces where posted).
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  • the Arc de triumphs in Paris. So very little brother. Really tiny, but somehow very sweet. Otherwise nothing.
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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.

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