Tiraspol in Transdniestria – Moldava

Tiraspol in Transdniestria is not a well known tourist destination. But those looking for something different may want to give this place a try.

Location and How to Get to This Specific Site

You can get to the city via the Chisinau maxi-taxi service. You can also access the city from Odessa, Causeni, Bender and other cities in Ukraine and Moldova. The train and bus stations are 1 km from the center of the city.

What to See There

Most of the landmarks are along October 25th St. You can get there by simply walking. These include Culture Park close by. The park has numerous amusement rides and is perfect for watching people go by.

To the south of the city are numerous monuments. It is a couple of kilometers off the Soviet Palace. Buildings and structures from the USSR days are still there. The museum at Tiraspol in Transnistria provides information about Tiraspol in Transdniestria as well.


On January 27, 1990, Tiraspol citizens passed a referendum declaring their independence from Moldova. They persisted with their declaration even with pressure from Moldova. On September 2, 1990, Tiraspol was declared the capital of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. After the collapse of the USSR, the city became the capital of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR).


The Chisinau taxi service costs 30 Moldovan Lei. The war museum has an entry fee of 20 rubles. The boat tours along Dniestr cost 20 rubles. The payment is collected after the trip. Taxi fares cost 50 rubles. The bus fare costs 30 Moldovan Lei.

Other Info

Before you can buy anything in the city, change your cash into Transnistrian rubles. The Transnistrian central bank prints the money and sets the exchange rate. This means the money you get will vary weekly. You can find currency exchanges in many stores. Credit cards cannot be used in the city.

There are several eateries in the city. Andy’s Pizza serves western food and some Eastern European food. The menus are in English and Russian. La Placinte serves Moldovan food. Cafe Eilenburg is at Sverdlov Street and serves mainly European food.

The restaurant offers a view of several historical monuments. The city also has numerous discos and clubs around. These are open seven days a week.

To get out of Tiraspol in Transdniestria, you can take a bus going to Kishinev. You can also take a taxi to exit the city.