The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, Chisinau

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Bombed during World War II, The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”--the principal cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church--offers insight into the country's spiritual life. Built in the 1830s, the building is of Neoclassical design, featuring rows of columns, bold lines, a large dome, and a stark white exterior. In contrast, the intricately and colorfully decorated interior boasts grand murals of religious imagery painted in blue, green, and gold across the ceilings and walls, and an array of finely worked gold. The cathedral has a separate bell tower, which was rebuilt in 1997 after its destruction in 1962 by communists. Visitors to the church are expected to dress modestly. To visit The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord” and other attractions in Chisinau, use our Chisinau tour itinerary planning tool.
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  • Looks like a very beautiful cathedral, but could only see it from the outside as there were a lot of weddings going on. One of the more impressive buildings in the city, hope you have better luck... 
    Looks like a very beautiful cathedral, but could only see it from the outside as there were a lot of weddings going on. One of the more impressive buildings in the city, hope you have better luck...  more »
  • The cathedral and square it rests in is lovely. Not overly huge but beautiful inside in a very ornate way. Certainly worth popping in to if you’re exploring the area. 
    The cathedral and square it rests in is lovely. Not overly huge but beautiful inside in a very ornate way. Certainly worth popping in to if you’re exploring the area.  more »
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  • Beautiful church in the middle of the park. Beautifully lit during Christmas time.
  • Fantastic place. I also visited the inside of the cathedral and it was absolutely astonishing !!!

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