Stephen the Great Monument, Chisinau

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The Stephen the Great Monument is a prominent monument in Chişinău, Moldova.
The monument to Stephen the Great was designed by architect Alexandru Plămădeală in 1923. It was erected near the main entrance of the Stephen the Great Park in Central Chişinău. The monument was completed in 1927 and opened on 29 April 1928, marking the 470th birthday of Stephen the Great. The total cost of the monument was 4.000.000 lei.
A few days before the 1940 Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, the monument was relocated to Vaslui, and its pedestal was blown up. On August 25, 1942, the monument was returned to Chişinău and taken back to Romania in 1944. In 1945, the Soviet authorities ordered the restoration of the monument to Chişinău.
On 31 August 1989 the monument to Stephen the Great was returned to its original location, chosen by Alexandru Plămădeală in the 1920s. The initial inscriptions were restored. Flower-laying ceremonies are regularly performed at the pedestal of this monument on each national holiday and on days of official top and high level visits.
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  • If you go to Chisinau, you have to go take a photo of the statue. It's close to all the other touristy places, very easy to find. Not much else to say, it's a statue. 
    If you go to Chisinau, you have to go take a photo of the statue. It's close to all the other touristy places, very easy to find. Not much else to say, it's a statue.  more »
  • This shapeless black scarecrow, designed to scare away crows at the entrance to the city park, was actually conceived as a monument to Stefan the Great, a ruler of Moldavia in XV century, who was a... 
    This shapeless black scarecrow, designed to scare away crows at the entrance to the city park, was actually conceived as a monument to Stefan the Great, a ruler of Moldavia in XV century, who was a...  more »
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  • Nice place over chisinau... One of the best places in Chisinau to visit.... Well maintained by the government..... Best place to sit and relax and free your mind.... The monument is located in the main heart of city.... So that we can access the monument from all main ways..... The monument is of Stephen one of the reputed ruler ever in the history of Republic of Moldova....
  • Nice not very big statue overlooking the busy streets. Behind it a good park.

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