There are plenty of free things to do in Chisinau all year-round. Whether you are looking for some family fun, an excursion out with some friends or even a quiet day to yourself, the capital is a great place to experience a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities.Here is list of brilliant things to do for free, and have a top day out without spending a small fortune.
Chisinau’s free but beautiful churches
Visiting a church isn’t just for religious people – enter the churches and enjoy the beautiful artwork inside. The following churches in Chisinau are worth visiting: Cathedral Nativity of the Lord, Ciuflea Church, Saint Theodora from Sihla Church and Mazarache Church.
Chisinau’s free annual events
One can enjoy the great wines on Wine Day, Moldovan folk music and dances on Independence Day or taste Moldovan delicious cuisine on Chisinau’s Day.
Enjoy the parks of Chisinau
Stefan cel Mare Park, Valea trandafirilor (Valley of Roses) and Valea Morilor (Valley of mills) should be your destinations if you’re looking for a sunny, free attraction in Chisinau.
Pay respects at the old cemeteries in Chisinau, the Armenian Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery. The latter is known as the burial place for the victims of the Chisinau Pogrom in 1903.
Explore the monuments
Visit the most known symbol of Chisinau – Stefan cel Mare monument, the busts of classic Romanian literature figures on Alley of Classics, the oldest monument in the city – Alexander Pushkin monument, or the eternal flame at Victory Memorial.
You can go to some museums in Chisinau with free entry. For example, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Chisinau has free entry on last Wednesday of the month. And National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova can be visited for free on the last Thursday of the month.
Free plays and movies
Chisinau theaters usually have free admission to preview or a public rehearsal, which is given before the premiere. As well, different film festivals held in Chisinau most of the times have the free entrance on their first day.