Moldavia is a country located in the Eastern regions of Europe, close to Romania and Ukraine. The country was governed by the Soviet Union for a long time. As a result it can be seen numerous buildings and monuments which symbolize this time. Fortunately, since 1991 Moldavia is an independent country which still is not frequently chosen as a holiday destination.
The country has an international airport which is located in the capital city – Chisinau. Tourists who are interested in learning more about the capital and the country are able to buy plane tickets to Moldavia and start their journey from the airport. Moldavia is visited by about 100,000 tourists every year. They mostly come from Romania, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the United States and Italy.
The country wants to play a significant role in European tourism, as a result some countries does not have to obtain visa to get to Moldavia. The lucky countries are the United States, Canada, Japan, Switzerland and since 2012 also Turkish citizens are allowed to visit Moldavia without getting the special permission.
The neo-classism cathedral
One of the landmarks of Moldavia's capital is The Cathedral of Christ's Nativity. It is the main cathedral of Moldavian Orthodox Church in Chisinau as well as in Moldavia. The cathedral was built in 1830s and it was open to the public in 1836. The cathedral presents neo-classism style. Unfortunately, nowadays, holidaymakers cannot admire the cathedral without any modifications. The building was destroyed during the Second World War but it was reconstructed in 1990s.
Want to learn more about the country? - Visit the museum of history
The golden rule of travelling says that if you want to find out every detail about given region, you should go to history museum. Luckily, in Moldavian capital city is located the National Museum of History of Moldavia. The museum was established on the twenty-first of December 1983 and it is located in Chisinau's city centre. There are located over 263,000 items and 165,000 of them are considered to be a national heritage.
The museum is divided into sectors to make sightseeing easier and to learn about the country as much as it is possible. The sections available in the museum are: Ancient History and Archaeology, Medieval History, History of Basarabia, Contemporary History and Treasures. The museum works in accordance to summer and winter schedule. In summer the museum is open every day from 10am to 6pm and in winter it is also open every day but from 10am to 5pm.
Taste Moldavian wine
In Moldavia the wine industry is well-developed. Every year there is produced about 120,000 tones of wine. What is more, the wine production is various and every family has their own recipes for home-made wine. The majority of wine is exported to European countries as well as worldwide. In 2009, Moldavia was the 22nd largest wine producer in the world. There are four regions in Moldavia were wine is produced. They are: Balti, Codru, Purcari and Cahul. 70% of produced wine is white, 24% is red and 6% is table wine.
Moldavia is a small country located in the Eastern regions of Europe. It borders with Romania and Ukraine.
At the area of the country 11 airports are located but one 1 – Chisinau International Airport provides commercial flights. The airport is located in the capital city of Moldavia, in Chisinau.
The flight destinations from Chisinau International Airport
The destinations which are provided by the airport are mainly located in the European cities and by the Mediterranean coastline. Some great examples of the destinations are Moscow, Athens, Lisbon, Munich, Warsaw and Te-Aviv. What is more, the airport provides also suitable seasonal flights to the most popular summer holiday places, for example there are flights to Verona, Riga, Saint Petersburg and a lot more. Finally, the airport operates also seasonal charter flights to Heraklion, Antalya, Palma de Malorca and a lot more.
On the other hand, there are sold flight tickets to Moldavia in reasonable prices in numerous countries. As an outcome, the foreigner tourists are able to travel to Moldavia and learn more about the country. The attempts to obtain the passengers can be called successfully, because more than 2 million of travellers choose the airport every year. In addition, in 2015, the airport served 2,404,615 passengers.
At the airport
The airport was opened for the passengers on the 24th of June 1926 and since 1995 the airport operated international flights. There is provided one terminal from 1970s at the airport, but it meets the passengers' expectations.
There are provided various facilities for the customers such as a restaurant, a café, a shop, a cash machine, a flower shop and an exchange office. What is more, there is also located a travel office where travellers can purchase the last minute holidays and flight tickets. The airport is also prepared for the business people who can afford a little bit more to receive the highest excellence stay at the airport – for those customers is provided special VIP lounge. The zone is designed to provide the comfortable stay during waiting for the flight. The zone has unlimited access to the Internet and to the latest magazines and newspapers, including the international ones. The airport has also its own hotel which is available for every traveller who does not want to wait for the flight in the waiting hall.
To the city centre
The airport is located only 13 kilometres from Chisinau city centre. There are three ways of getting to the city. The first method is buses and minibuses. The Express Bus Services provides bus transfer to the city centre every 40 minutes from 7am to 7pm. There is also minibuses which leave the airport every 10 minutes from 5:30am to 9:55pm.
The second method is the car. The travellers who want to drive their own cars to the airport have an opportunity to leave the car at huge car par of capacity of over 800 cars. What is more, there is a possibility to stay right in front of terminal for 3 minutes without any charges to unload the luggage.
Moldavia main cities
Moldavia is a country situated in the Eastern part of Europe. It is a small one of total population 33,846 inhabitants and it is the 17th least populous country in Europe. In Moldavia there are 66 cities. The major cities are Chisinau, Tiraspol and Balti.
The biggest city of Moldavia
The capital city of Moldavia and its biggest city is Chisinau located in the middle of Moldavia on the Bic River bank. In the capital lives 492,894 of inhabitants. It is the center of industry and culture life. The city was established in 1436 as a village soon after the city was developed. The history of the city is full of drama of its inhabitants. The city was involved in different military conflicts including the First and the Second World War, later it was a part of Soviet Union. The results of military conflicts can be seen even today because in the capital of Moldavia do not live only Moldovans. The citizens of Moldavia is the biggest part of the population – 67%. There are also 14% Russians, 8% Ukrainians and 4,5% Romanians. In this way, Chisinau has become a multinational city. During the stay in Chisinau, it is worth visiting the calling cards of the city which are The National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldavia, National Museum of History of Moldavia and The Cathedral of Christ's Navity.
The city has also an international airport which connects the country with other destinations located in Europe. Thanks to cheap plane tickets to Moldavia, the travelers from various countries are able to visit the city and the country.
The city by Dniester River
The second biggest city located in Moldavia is Tiraspol. It is a city situated on the Dniester River bank in the central part of Moldavia. The population of the city is 135,700 inhabitants. The majority of them are not only Moldovans, but also Russians (42%) and Ukrainians (32%). There are only 18% Moldovans in Tiraspol. The city is famous for light and electronic good. It is a center of light industry in Moldavia.
Tourists who will make a decision to stay in the city will have an opportunity to observe various monuments and buildings with rich history. Some examples are the Statue of Alexander Suvorov – the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire who did not lose less than 60 battles. The monument is located in the central part of the city, at the main square. There are also many items related to Soviet Unions, for example Soviet tank which symbolizes the victory of Soviet Army during the Second World War.
'The Northern capital of Moldavia'
The third biggest city in Moldavia is Balti. It is often called 'the Northern Capital of Moldavia', because there is a center of industry, culture and transport. The population of the town is 105,000 and the majority of the inhabitants are Moldovans, 20% are Russians and 23% are Ukrainians. The major landmarks of the city are The Saint Constantine and Elena Cathedral – a neo-byzantine style cathedral from 1935 and Vasile Alecsandri National Theatre- the first national theatre in Moldavia.
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