The Moldovan capital of Chisinﾄブ (Kishinev) is located on seven hills on the banks of the river Bic. This 500 year old city offers some special architectural sites: many structures include elements that demonstrate both Russian and Italian influences. The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History provides insight into the history and folk art of this relatively young country. One section of the museum is located in a 19th century cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The Museum of Fine Arts houses a collection of Russian, western European and Moldovan paintings and sculptures. The Pushkin House recalls the period in which this great Russian writer lived in exile in Chisinﾄブ. The old Armenian and Jewish cemeteries are also worth a visit. The Chekhov Theatre is located in a former synagogue. At the entrance to the well maintained Pushkin Park is a monument celebrating the Moldovan leader Stephen the Great. The idyllic banks of the artificial Chisinﾄブ Lake offer a place to relax. Here visitors can also rent boats. In the Green Theatre, a large open-air stage, up to 7000 spectators can watch a performance. Five trolley buses transport visitors to this nearby recreation area.