Which Moldovan museum to visit next?
Moldova is the
country of wonderful culture and multiple traditions. Take some time to visit
the places where all items of artistic, cultural, historical and scientific
importance are kept.
Here are some
of Moldovan museums definitely worth visiting:
- National Museum of
Ethnography and Natural History, founded in 1889 on the
basis of the collection of exhibits of the first agricultural exhibition of
Bessarabia at the initiative of Baron A. Stuart. Thus, it is the
oldest museum in the Republic of Moldova, functioning at the moment. Despite
numerous reorganizations throughout its history, the museum has retained two
specific areas – the study of the nature and culture of Bessarabia.
- National Museum of Archaeology and History with over 263,000
exhibits, 165,000 of which belong to the national heritage, founded in 1983. In
the museum yard there is the Capitoline Wolf, the copy of the one in Rome.
Every year almost 15 exhibitions are held in the museum; which are important
events in Moldova.
- National Museum of Fine
Arts, founded in 1939 by Alexandru Plamadeala,
this museum in Chisinau has attracted the attention of many people of culture
who have entrusted their masterpieces, and certainly many visitors
have appreciated the tourist complex in the center of the capital. The
architecture of the exterior and interior building, the art of beauty
predominates highlighted through the prism of the human soul, which has a
splendid collection of plastic paintings of great local and European painters,
recently added and those of Russia, Western Europe, Japan, India, China.
- Manuc Bey Estate Museum, located in the southern part of city of Hincesti and
includes the following buildings: Manuc’s Palace, the Old Man’s House, the
Countess’s Building, the Hunting Castle, the Watchtower etc. The mansion is
also an architectural monument registered in the Register of Cultural Monuments
of the Republic of Moldova.
- Alexander Pushkin House, where the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was
forced by authorities to leave the capital of tsarist Russia for a period of
three years. On 21st of September 1820 he came to Chisinau and is established
in house of general Inzov (now turned into a museum).