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Ștefan Cel Mare Central Park

Chisinau, Moldova

Ștefan cel Mare Central Park is the oldest park designed and laid out in a classic way. It is considered to be the main park in Central Chișinău and spans about 7 hectares. It has the nickname „The park of lovers” due to the fact that this is a meeting spot for couples. The park has 50 species of trees and some of them are quite old between 130 and 180 years old.

The park was laid out in 1818 by Russian military engineers during the reign of Alexander I. 

The park currently has four fountains, the main is located in the center where all the paths ans alleys meet. Here you can admire the Avenue of the Classics of Moldovan literature. In the last decades of Soviet power, the Alley of Friendship was created where prominent guests of Chișinău planted trees. In 2009 a free park Wi-Fi internet access was launched.

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