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Palace of the Republic - a real business card of Chisinau

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In the year 1977, when an earthquake badly stroked Chisinau, the main building to receive important guests of Moldova, the Reception Hall, was almost destroyed. It was decided that the new one should be built in the center of the city, right near Stefan Cel Mare Park. It became the Palace of the Republic and is still informally known as the "Friendship Hall". Currently, it is one of the most stunning buildings that represents the retro style of architecture and traditional elements. The Hall was built by the 60th anniversary of the Moldavian SSR in 1984 and still serves as a real business card of Chisinau, hosting a lot of important politicians and diplomats from all over the world, along with the events of international significance. Can you go inside or have a photo near this splendid hall? Let's find out!

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Pompous and solid facade 

Outside, the Palace of the Republic is the pompous and solid building with an amber glass facade and white stone insertions. However, the interior of the building is a true reflection of Moldavian national culture, together with its customs and traditions. To maintain this incredible and peculiar style, authorities asked the best craftsmen to take on this architectural project and make it as perfect as it is possible. Thus, in designing the palace were involved the best sculptors, ceramics, tapestry masters, artists, art-glass masters, and many others. Ceramic panels, pictures, glass, stained glass windows became the real treasure and truly special details of the building.

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Exhibitions and weddings 

The Republic Hall is mostly known for hosting the republic and international events, but also for different kinds of exhibitions dedicated to education abroad. Many students come here some times a year to get useful information about entering the best universities from all over the world. In addition, famous and powerful people made here perfect wedding ceremonies. For example, commonly known Russian singer Jasmine married here Moldavian deputy Ilan Shor. The schools that are located near the Palace of the Republic usually make their class photos in front of the beautiful stairs and the stunning view of the amber glass insertions. It is actually a widely spread practice - right near the palace, you can freely take beautiful photos without any issue. The building has a huge length and the proximity to the Stefan cel Mare Park makes the surrounding even more charming in spring and early summer.  

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© DAS/ Орлов Михаил

Being the real business card of Chisinau, the Palace of the Republic currently is one of the most bright spots in the capital of Moldova. The Hall has a huge value due to its architecture and enters many international lists of the most pompous and solid buildings in the world. One of the most attractive things is that there is a part of the palace you can enter by asking the guards. However, on the opposite side, closer to Pushkin Street, there is another entrance closed for visitors, because it serves as a reception for important delegacies. Anyway, come to Bucuresti Street to see one of the most interesting arrangements in the architecture of the city. In addition, don't forget to take a camera with you to take stunning photos nearby. 

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Palace of the Republic, Chisinau
Palace of the Republic, Chisinau

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Vladlena Martus

Vladlena Martus

My name is Vladlena and I am originally from Moldova. Currently I’m based in Saint-Petersburg where I study journalism. I love writing, traveling and taking photos, trying to enjoy my life as much as I can!

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