Manor of "Armenian prince" Manuc Bei Mirzoyan to be opened in Moldova in December 2015
In December 2015, Moldova will open the restored manor of Manuc
Bei? Mirzoyan, Viorel Miron, President of Association of Tourism
Development in Moldova, told Armenian News ?ˆ“ NEWS.am
correspondent.? The manor is located near the city of H?®nce?™ti? not far
from Chi?™in??u. Its reconstruction was launched back in 2006, the overall
volume of work amounting to 3 mln Euro, which was mainly covered by an
EU grant and partly by means of local self-government.
"We turned both to Armenia and Armenian benefactors and
entrepreneurs, but, unfortunately, no relevant means were found. But we
are happy that this monument, which is important to us, has been
restored. Now it is included in one of the national tourist itineraries
of Moldova's Tourism Agency. Due to its vicinity to Chi?™in??u, it is one
of the most interesting weekend routes for family rest," Miron said. ?
Chisinau city architect Alexander Bernardazzi, as well as masters
from Odessa and Romania took part in the construction of Manuc-Bei's
manor in the 19th century.
The interior of the mansion hasn't been preserved, but the modern
masters are restoring the furniture and houseware according to the
"We decided to prepare a small surprise for the visitors in the
basement. Apart from the cellar in the traditional Moldovan style, we
reconstructed the baths of those times to show the tourists the
atmosphere of boyar luxury," Miron said.
Manuc Bei? Mirzoyan was an Armenian diplomat and financier in the
Ottoman court. He was a mediator in the conclusion of peace treaty
between Turkey and Russia in 1806-12. After the end of the war, the
Ottoman Empire accused him of Russian espionage, following which Manuc
Bei moved to Bessarabia included in Russia. There he began to construct
the palace, which his successors later completed.source: