Moldova is the country of Terra Incognita in modern Europe.Moldova, with a population of almost 3 000 000 people occupies a small territory of 33,700 km2 between Ukraine and Romania in the south-eastern part of Europe, where many trade routes have crossed since ancient times.Both, religious and cultural-historical value is represented by Moldovan monasteries and churches, which were carved in the steep rocky banks of rivers, erected from wood in Codru Reserve and were built of stones in the Middle Ages.From a bird's-eyes view, Moldova resembles a bunch of grapes that has become a business card of the country.The culture of Moldova is the culture of the Moldavian principality, later of Bessarabia and the Prut region of Moldova, the Moldavian ASSR, the Moldavian SSR, the modern Republic of Moldova and the unrecognized Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaya Respublika.The development and future of Moldova can only be if it joins to the European Union.
CHISINAU Chisinau is the political, economic, scientific and cultural capital of Moldova and one of the largest cities in the center in the South of Europe. Like the ancient cities of Rome and Athens, the city of Chisinau is also located on Seven Hills.The population of Chisinau is more than 800 000 inhabitants. Since most of the buildings are built of white calcareous stone, Chisinau is called the "White City". In Chisinau, there are 23 nature parks. The history of the city is rich in the remnants of the Jews community: until the beginning of the 20th century, Jews accounted for about 35% of the population of Chisinau.The lovely from the all sights is a wooden church from the 17th century, Dormition of the Theotokos, located in a picturesque place of the edge of the Chisinau city. From modern architectural monuments in Chisinau are the Triumphal Arch, the statue of Stefan the Great, the buildings of the Government and Parliament, the Orthodox Cathedral.
WINE TOURS Over the centuries, Moldova has developed a rich tradition of growing grapes and producing wine. According to folk traditions, wine, is also called "God's blood."Moldova is one of the 10th largest wine-making countries in the world and since 1996 it has been included in the cultural and tourist wine route of the European Community.The Moldovan wine festival since year 2002, is held in Chisinau every year on the first weekend of October.The wine factory "CRICOVA" was founded in 1952, with its famous cellars, is a real underground wine city, located 11 km from Chisinau. The total length of the cellars exceeds 120 km, the constant temperature is +12 C degrees, and about 30 million liters of quality wine are stored.Winery "MILESTII MICI" is located 20 km south of Chisinau. Winery is famous for its huge collection of high-quality wines included in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest collection of wines in Europe, with more than 1.5 million bottles of the collection. The complex of underground galleries of the winery, about 250 km in length, is also the largest in Europe.You can also visit the winery "Vinaria-Purcari", the winery "Chateau Vartely", the winery "Pivnitele Branesti", the winery "Migdal-P" S.A. and other wineries.
FORTRESSES AND MONASTERIES Most of the fortresses of the Republic of Moldova were built during the reign of the sovereign Stephen the Great (1457-1504) and were the pillars of the protection of the territory of medieval Moldova. Soroca Fortress founded in the 15th century and is the only one that has survived to the present day. The Soroca fortress is unique among the Moldovan medieval fortresses with its architectural defense system, and it is built from the Koseutskyi stone by masters from Transylvania and resembles the castles of Bel-Monte from Italy, Deal, Quinburou from the Kent (UK) committee.In order to fully understand the traditions and culture of Moldova, you must certainly visit, at least one of the Moldovan monasteries. The Moldovan monasteries represent not only religious, but also unconditional cultural and historical value. Almost all the monasteries in Moldova built in surprisingly picturesque places, which made their visit very, very popular. In Moldova, there are about 30 functioning monasteries in Moldova. The monastery of Capriana, the monastery of Curchi, the Convent of Hincu, the cave monastery of Tipova, the monastery of Saharna, the convent of Rudi are bright representatives from all the monasteries in Moldova.