Stephen the Great Monument, Chisinau

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The Stephen the Great Monument (Romanian: Monumentul lui Ștefan cel Mare) is a prominent monument in Chișinău, 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 Chișinău. The monument was completed in 1927 and opened on 29 April 1928 (to replace the monument to Alexander II of Russia, destroyed by the Romanian authorities in 1918). 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 Chișinău and taken back to Romania in 1944. In 1945, the Soviet authorities ordered the restoration of the monument to Chișinău.

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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  • Amazed at how it seemed that the entire city was at the park, even with children, not something that you would find in a USA park that has the small electric toy cars for children to ride on and even....  more »
  • This is an attractive enough statue in the centre of Chisinau to commemorate one of the most significant figures in the history of Moldova. The statue is located at the entrance to the park of the...  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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