Moldova

Where is Moldova?

  1. Approximate Population of Moldova: 2,657,637


Moldova is a small landlocked country located in Eastern Europe. It shares its borders with Georgia, Ukraine and Turkey. Moldova is composed of numerous small townships, known as seaports, that are separated by bridges and canals. Because Moldova is a former Soviet republic, many of its people speak Russian.

A Moldova travel guide can show you the best ways to go around the country. The country's capital, Chisinau, has an amazing history. On the west bank of the river Chisinau flows the largest river in Moldova. The town is a perfect place for a walk along the river, so it makes an excellent place to begin your journey across the eastern Europe.

From the town center, you can go on to Obnove, where you can find a plethora of historical sites. The Roman Empire used to control Moldova until the German invasion of Ukraine in 1990. When the Germans left the region, many monuments were torn down or destroyed. You will also find Moldova's biggest national park, the Orbus Speciali Della Pigna. This nature reserve houses a rich fauna and flora, which are protected from global warming.

After visiting Obnove, you should visit the Soviet union buildings. These buildings have been erected to remind people of Moldova's historical connections with the Soviet union. The Moldova guide can give you a great insight into what is going on in the region at the moment.

It's true that Moldova may not be able to beat the wine markets but don't let that fool you, because this area is home to some excellent vineyards too. One of Moldova's most famous wineries is Saint Nicholas, which is found in the ancient village of Oktyabria. The wine is made from an assortment of grapes including feuille, Riesling and even a Chenin Blanc grape. If you are a lover of white wine, then you will truly enjoy the wine from Saint Nicholas.

If you love wine and touring, then you will love touring Moldova's capital of Mihailo-Gorce. The Moldovans are very proud of their country's wine and the town of Mihailo-Gorce is a must-see for wine lovers. The Moldova travel guide will show you all the historical and modern facets of Moldova and this part of Europe is chock full of great architecture. Just a few of the buildings you will find include the Cathedral of St. Phillips and the Grand Clinic.

You should also spend some time in Transnistria. Transnistria is considered as a backwards region of Moldova. This is because the Moldovans here have a completely different cultural history than the rest of the country. However, they are still very proud of their history and craft of wine and it shows in the quality of their wines. If you are in the market for some Transnistrian wine, the best place to find them is online.

No matter where you travel within Moldova you need to make sure that your hotel is clean and that there is a friendly staff at all times. When you come into Moldova, you will want to rent a car so that you can explore some of the historic sites including the Golden Square, the National Museum, or the Town of Piatra. There are many activities that you can participate in while visiting Moldova. You can go horseback riding, relax on one of the many beaches that are dotted throughout Moldova, or participate in some exciting gold mining. For all of these fun activities you will want to purchase your Moldova travel insurance before you leave for your trip. You may be able to purchase your Moldova travel insurance at any of the major Moldova travel agents.

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Chisinau is the capital of Moldova

Chisinau has an approximate population of around 532,513 people and you can typically expect to pay around £1.06p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Chișinău the capital of Moldova, is a city in picturesque mountains and the national park known as Old Town is a picturesque spot especially during winter. The spectacularly beautiful riverfront Square called Cerkno in Greek is the best place to stroll and enjoy the atmosphere of Moldova's cultural heritage. This city was selected by the Magnum Traveler (a travel magazine) as one of the best destinations in the world to watch the Winter Olympics in 1996. Here you can find elegant classical buildings like the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Old Town Square, Saint Nicholas' Cathedral and the Market Square. In addition to that you will discover Moldova's distinctive taste in interior design, modern arts and crafts, contemporary cuisine, and much more.

The Old Town and the cathedral in Chisinau are the two most famous monuments of this beautiful city in Moldova. They represent the city's historical and cultural past. Among other tourist attractions are the Town Museum, the Old Town Square, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and the Market Square. Chișinău has a very rich history and many tourists return here to search for more about the people and places of their origin. The famous Stepan Palace, which overlooks the Old Town and hosts several important public buildings and museums, is another must see place.

Moldova's culture is reflected in numerous art forms and many visitors come here to see these great works of art. Besides Moldova's rich European traditions, it also offers tourists a glimpse into the country's native culture. Here you will find a number of cultural festivals, including the famous Day of the Dead celebration, where people bury their ancestors. The ethnically diverse population of Moldova makes it one of the most popular destinations in Europe for cultural travelers.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Moldova

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Moldova are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Moldova?

For up to date information around safety and security in Moldova read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Moldova.

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Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Moldova is April or May as it's not too hot and the countryside is abound with colour, perfect for walkers and bird watchers.

Festivals in Moldova

The SUN Da-I Fest is one of the largest festivals in Moldova. This festival promotes an eco lifestyle by celebrating the use of renewable energy sources. The event includes informative booths, concerts, and a market. The main stage hosts talks on alternative technologies, lifestyle, and arts. The festival's free admission makes it a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. The festival is held at the Moldexpo Exhibition Center.

If you're interested in the history of Moldova, the National Museum of Moldovan Folk Culture offers many events to celebrate Moldova's past. The first festival takes place in the late nineteenth century, and has been taking place in the country for more than a century. This annual event is held in the town of Chisinau. Visitors can enjoy traditional music and dance performances by the Joc academic dance company. There's also the Romanian, Ukrainian, Polish, and German-language Orchestra of Moldovan Folk Music and Dance, which was founded in 1949.

The most celebrated season in Moldova is spring. The festival of "Martisor" marks the beginning of spring, and is associated with the blossoming of fruit trees. The Romanian word "Martie" means "Martisor" means "fruit". Martisor is a traditional festival that combines classical music with folk music. The event has been organized annually since 1966, and is supported by the state and national sponsors.

The second most popular festival in Moldova is the Moldovan film festival, which is held every year in March. Cronograf's documentary film festival was founded in 2001. The event showcases films from the region and other countries. It attracts people from the international documentary film industry. The Cronograf Festival features a party and music, and is held between the Odeon Cinema. The movie is screened at both the day and the night.

Spring is the most anticipated season in Moldova, and is accompanied by a celebration of "Martisor". The word "martisor" comes from the Romanian word "martie". On the 31st of March, martisors are tied to fruit trees, with the hope that the fruit will bring happiness and success throughout the year. The festival also features an international music festival that lasts for two days, from January to February.

The Moldovan Bicycle Festival is a national event that promotes a healthy lifestyle and changes the mindset of drivers. It features open-air concerts, family-friendly games, and traditional food. You can taste traditional cuisine and purchase a local wine at the festival. There are many other festivals in Moldova to experience and enjoy. You can explore the country's cultural and musical heritage while attending one of the many festival in Moldova. The most important festival in Moldova is the velo-hora, which takes place every year on the 22nd of September.

The Moldovan National Day is celebrated on July 27th. The celebration marks the adoption of the country's independence. It's also a holiday to celebrate the country's independence. The Romanian Republic is the only country in the world to celebrate its National Day on August 27th. Its official language is Romanian, but English is spoken in the country. There are also many festivals in the United States, but it's always best to plan your trip based on your preferences.

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Do I need a Visa?

Visas are no longer required to enter Moldova if your stay is under 90 days. For all other types of travel, contact the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in London. As a visitor you are allowed to spend no more than 90 days in any six months period in Moldova.

See which forms you may need for entry into Moldova.

What currency do i need for Moldova?

The official currency of Moldova is the Moldovan Leu (MDL). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Moldova you can grab amazing Moldovan Leu deals via Wise.com (GBP to MDL).

What wildlife live in Moldova?

The animal life of Moldova is rich, despite the republic's small size. Mammals include wild boar, wolves, badgers, wildcats, ermines, martins, and polecats. Roe deer, hare, foxes, and muskrat are of commercial importance.

What is the traditional food of Moldova?

Romanian food? Mamaliga: the real national dish of Moldova.

What Languages are spoken in Moldova?

The official state language of Moldova is Romanian which is the native language of 82.2% of the population; it is also spoken as a primary language by other ethnic minorities. Gagauz, Russian, and Ukrainian languages are granted official regional status in Gagauzia and/or Transnistria. You can learn some basic Romanian before you travel to Moldova and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Moldova?

The currency in Moldova is the Moldovan Leu (Tipping is becoming increasingly common in Moldova, and is now expected in all restaurants and bars. A service charge is often included in restaurant bills but a further 5 to 10 percent tip is expected. Though it is not always necessary to tip them, taxi drivers can be rewarded for good service.).

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