Chisinau Tourism

Chișinău (/ˌkɪʃᵻˈnaʊ/; Romanian pronunciation: [kiʃiˈnəw]; Russian: Кишинёв, Kishinëv; Ukrainian: Кишинів), also known formerly as Kishinev and Kichineff, is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. The city is Moldova's main industrial and commercial center, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc. According to the preliminary results of the 2014 census, the city of Chișinău is home to 492,894 residents. The estimated number of resident population in the Municipality of Chișinău (which includes other nearby communities), as of 1 January 2015, is 736,100. Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub.


Chisinau in Moldova awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Chisinau. Popular vacation packages of Chisinau are of 1-2 days.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Chisinau

  • Know the pollution level of Chisinau before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.29 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.34 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 64.06 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.84 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.69 (Low)
  • How safe is Chisinau for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chisinau.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.2 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.52 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.46 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 88.85 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 33.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.7 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.64 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.9 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.56 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.03 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.41 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Chisinau is 114.55 (High)

    • Safety Index 55.29 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 76.91 (High)
    • Pollution Index 62.29 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.6 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 51.93 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.59 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 28.07 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chisinau

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.81 USD

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