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Tiraspol must-see city tour

Tiraspol must-see city tour
Tiraspol must-see city tour

I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers.

Tiraspol tour takes 2,5 hours with optional one hour extention. It is not Stalinism, we are very volatile where to go and what to do, but default route covers must-see USSR era and modern bits of 25 October Street - House of Soviets, T-34 memorial, Supreme Soviet, MiG-19 and my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The walk is not exhausting, not boring at all, we will have time to talk about all peculiarities of past and present of Transnistria, you won’t be meeting a guide, you will be meeting a friend!

Itinerary
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Stop At: House of Soviets, 25 Oktyabrya St., 101, Tiraspol Moldova

Top attractions listed here usually form only small part of the route, because my ideology is to show hidden gems that travelers wouldn’t find themselves. Subsequently that’s why places we actually go are not mentioned here. Let it be a surprise, okay? Also we may customize certain things on the shore or along the road, please check out brutal version of my tour, a few guys reacted that it’s better than Chernobyl. Luckily we don’t have radiation here’s but some lost places from gone era are really every. Anyway, what about House of Soviets - it is great example of Stalin ampire, must-see attraction and selfie-place in Tiraspol. Don’t forget to make photos - that is a proof of existence of Transnistria!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Christmas Cathedral, Tiraspol Moldova

Optional loop to the back of 100 rouble note

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Green Market Center, Karla Liebknekhta St., 226, Tiraspol Moldova

and veggie market, surprisingly modern!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Suvorov Monument, Constitution Square 25 October Street, Tiraspol Moldova

Since 1972 generalissimo Alexander Suvorov is standing at the central square of Tiraspol, he is considered to be the founder of the city. No spoilers, more curious history during the tour itself!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kvint, 38 Lenin Street, Tiraspol Moldova

Optional walk inside kvint factory, no tasting.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Supreme Soviet, Strada 25 Octombrie, 45, Tiraspol Moldova

Government building from soviet era with comrade Lenin in front. You can find it on the back of fifty rouble note. Transnistrian roubles, of course.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Tank Monument, Tiraspol Moldova

Real combat tank that reminds of many important things, war and peace, darkness and sunshine. It is famous T-34. We will also walk out to the river bank, there is a nice view from the bridge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mig-19 Monument, Yunosti St., Tiraspol Moldova

Aviator memorial can be found at Balka dst. It commemorates thirty years of victory in the Great Patriotic war. I didn’t add all hidden gems in between these listed attractions, but they are great to make the tour really unforgettable and contrast! Highly recommend brutal tour - some lost places we have here are more impressive than Chernobyl. My wife says no one should go to Chernobyl, but every other traveler I meet either just came from there or is heading there next. Luckily there was no radiation here, it was ussr collapse. Finally we have an option to go to some eerie lost places from gone era that will satisfy lovers of Tarkovsky cinematography or post-apocalyptic movies, it is a way to explore “exclusion zone” without radiation risk or crowds of people you definitely see around in actual Chernobyl exclusion zone. I also can’t reveal these places here, just make notice, adventurers, it’s also tour of a lifetime!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tiraspol, Tiraspol, Transnistria

For lovers of Tarkovsky cinematography, post-apocalyptic movies and USSR legacy there is a brutal version of the tour. Impressive soviet lost places and Chernobyl style cityscapes of Transnistria will make your heart beat faster and leave you speechless, I can’t reveal where we go without the risk of subsequent demolition of these eerie gems, but I guarantee unforgettable trip. It is also important to keep these urban wastelands a secret for keeping melancholic atmosphere of solitude, you know, the best and only way to explore such things is to do it alone, let’s keep it this way. No one can predict how long these communism remains will be accessible so the whole idea is to discover everything while it still exists and do it without overcrowd of people. In a way, this journey is a chance to explore a version of Chernobyl “exclusion zone” without crowds of tourists that overfill real Pripyat and actual Chernobyl exclusion zone. There is no radiation here luckily, it’s not radiation that killed the place, it’s perestroika. We can do a combo of beautiful hidden views of Tiraspol and views of abandoned beauty of decay.

Duration: 30 minutes



Duration:2 hours 30 minutes
Commences in:Tiraspol, Moldova
Country:Moldova
City:Transnistria

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