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We would like to invite you to visit the most memorable places of Moldova.


The wine cellars of Cricova is the second largest wine cellar in Moldova. It boasts a mere 120 kilometres (75 mi) of labyrinthine roadways, versus MM's 200 kilometres (120 mi), tunnels have existed under Cricova since the 15th century, when limestone was dug out to help build  They were converted into an underground wine emporium in the 1950s.  Half of the roadways are used for wine storage. The roads are named by the wines they store. This "wine city" has its warehouses, tasting rooms and other facilities underground. It goes down to 100 metres (330 ft) below ground and holds 1.25 million bottles of rare  The oldest wine dates back to 1902. The temperature is maintained at about 12  all year round (which is perfect for wine). This place is especially famous for hiding Jews in wine barrels during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

Soroca Fort

The city has its origin in the medieval Genoese trade post of Olchionia, or Alchona.[citation needed] It is known for its well-preserved stronghold, established by the Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great (Romanian: Ştefan cel Mare) in 1499. The original wooden fort, which defended a ford over the Dniester (Moldovan/Romanian: Nistru), was an important link in the chain of fortifications which comprised four forts (e.g. Akkerman and Khotin) on the Dniester, two forts on the Danube and three forts on the north border of medieval Moldova. Between 1543 and 1546 under the rule of Petru Rareş, the fortress was rebuilt in stone as a perfect circle with five bastions situated at equal distances. The current building displays the most elaborated characteristics of late medieval fortifications. This observation conveys the idea that the fort was built maybe by expert from Western Europe or Transylvanian people whom traveled in Western Europe and brought architectural ideas back in Moldova : The walls are not built straight but in a curved shape to resist better to projectile, so are the 4 others towers. We can notice also round towers which allowed the defensors to shoot from better angles and thus protect the base of the walls. The entire building has a diameter of 30 meters, 4 meters for the towers. Each tower has 4 level, the first two lower ones were used for artillery. The walls are 3 meters thick and we can find signs of a previous ditch. The main entrance tower had 3 doors, amongst them a portcullis which were closed during battles, thus the space saved at the upper level allowed garrison to pray in a small chapel. Despite all these strong features the fort was obsolete after the end of the 14th century because of the more widespead use of gunpowder.

Orheiul Vechi 

Orheiul Vechi Monastery Complex is carved into a massive limestone cliff in this wild, rocky, remote spot and draws visitors from around the globe. The Cave Monastery inside a cliff, overlooking the gently meandering Raut River, was dug by Orthodox monks in the 13th century. It remained inhabited until the 18th century. In the 18th century the cave-church was taken over by villagers from neighbouring

 Butuceni village. In 1905 they built a church above ground dedicated to the Ascension of St Mary. The church was shut down by the Soviets in 1944 and remained abandoned throughout the communist regime. Services resumed in 1996, though it still looks abandoned. Archaeologists have uncovered remnants of a defence wall surrounding the monastery complex from the 15th century.


Milestii Mici

Thorough are the attempts to understand the infinite and symbolic world of wine. And as there are no similar kinds of grapes, there are no two identical wines. "Cabernet", "Cahor", "Muscat", "Aligote" – in each of them there’s the soul of creator, his energy and inspiration, but, at the same time, these wines are understood as a part of world history of wine production, an integrant part of the culture. Republic of Moldova has obtained the title of “country with open doors in the paradise of wine”, because wine production is the basic occupation of Moldavians. Anybody is welcomed here. Far from the borders of republic there is a well-known appreciated and preferred production of the "MILEŞTII MICI" Winery, the oldest place of storage of the “holy drink”. The place which keeps the miracle of Milestii Mici. "History footprints" are felt everywhere. A specific rarity is the solemnly petrified barrel on the pedestal at the winery entrance. It is just that barrel which along many years has offered the natural forces of the oak to the wonderful "Cabernet" wine.