Chisinau rests in the middle of Moldova, a small peaceful country in Europe that boasts gorgeous parks and local attractions with the feeling of being completely untouched. Moldova claims a rich history expressed through vineyards, gardens, museums, and restaurants. Chisinau is the perfect holiday spot if you want a healthy dose of culture in a clean and quiet atmosphere and you’ll find many interesting things to do in Chisinau when on vacation in the city.
Chisinau, as a capital city, has a vibrant nightlife offering an array of bars and nightclubs. You can also find delicious food, ranging from a quick street food snack to fine dining. Feel free to wander around Moldova’s open air markets and try fresh cheese and other local delicacies before making a purchase.
While in Chisinau, buy a ticket to a see one of the many renowned European ballet’s at the Chisinau National Opera.
For a sample of the history, the intimate Pushkin Museum offers a personal look at the life and exile of the great Russian poet.
After learning about and experiencing so much of the city, you may want to stroll around the lush Parcul Dendrarium which has parks, ponds and rare plants for anyone to explore. For even more expansive spaces you can visit another beautifully kept park, the Parcul Valea Morilor, where Moldova’s natural scenery is perfectly preserved.
Moldova has harsh winters and pleasant summers.You will find a wide range of things to do in Chisinau all year around, but for most holidays, the summertime is preferable. During the summer, you can walk around the city, eat outdoors, and explore the gardens. In the winter, Chisinau is a winter wonderland and temperatures will stay below 0°C for several months. Although winter is not for the weak-spirited, this is when most visitors get a strong cultural taste of Moldovan Christmas baked goods, winter fashion, and Christmas traditions.
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