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Chisinau is the capital of the small Eastern European country of Moldova, known for its wine production, cultural heritage, and stunning architecture. A must-visit destination is the beautiful Nativity Cathedral, a stunning example of Moldovan Orthodox architecture. Other popular attractions include the Stephen the Great Monument, the National Museum of History, and the Triumphal Arch. Foodies will appreciate the city’s diverse culinary scene, which features both traditional Moldovan dishes such as sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls) and international cuisine. Cuisine and Food cultureMoldovan cuisine is a fusion of Romanian, Russian, and Turkish influences. Traditional dishes include sarmale (stuffed cabbage rolls), mamaliga (cornmeal porridge), and placinte (stuffed pastries). Moldovan cuisine is also known for its wine production, particularly its red wines made from the indigenous grape variety, Rara Neagra. A popular Moldovan beverage is divin, a type of brandy.