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Reviewed 17 October 2018

From Tipova monastery which is nothing special follow small trail down the river. Good walking shoos helpful specially on rainy day. Rocky monastery something special with nice view over the river. Observe small coin gifts for prayers in the rock.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrejamold
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I n Rezina district, Moldova. Along with the villages of Lalova village and Nistren is part of the commune of Lalova village. On the Bank of the Dniester River is near the village of Rocky monastery, founded in the 6th century. Here in the 15th...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GregNr1
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We went to see this monastery on our way back from Lalova, where we had lunch. The road was quite bad. The monastery is small with a church that makes no special impression. No information on the history of the place. There seem to be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 10 February 2018

After travelling of 2 h from Chisinau you find a historical place for praying and silence. Monks explains the history of the monastry and celebrate holy Songs and texts. Tourists have the opportunity to stay at the monastery during the summer time. Be Aware: The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 419rolandk
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Tipova monastery has quite of a strict dress code. We apparently were not dressed appropriately, to enter. Male should wear a suit (jeans and t-shirt in not appropriate), woman long dress and head scarf (pants for a woman are a no-no). That was the 3rd...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Getting to Tipova requires traveling by car over 90km or so, and about 15km of that in the last leg of the journey is on really bad roads. However, the trip will be worth it as Tipova, touted as Eastern Europe's largest cave monastery, is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank kurogomajpn
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The monastery has no official website, and I could not find information regarding its opening hours. It seems you can visit it by daylight. The surrounding are very beautiful, it is recommended to walk along. The trail starts unfar from the monastery (between it and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Thibaut H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Outstanding place, one of the most beutifull in Republic of Moldova. Take some time and enjoy the spirit of this place.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Bogdan B
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice historical and religious places. You must see there. I believe everyone likes here. Have a great day

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Bahadır K
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The monastery is located in Tipova, about 83 km from Chisinau. The map shows 50-60 km but its not true, the car showed 83 km. When you'll have about 15-18 km to the destination point the road is getting awful especially in the summer because...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Jennifer Gardne... F
1 August 2015|
Response from EnjoyMoldova |
Hello Jennifer, Unfortunately, there is no public transport that will take you directly to Tipova. There are only 2 options to get closer to the Monastery:1. to take the bust from Chisinau from the North Bust station to... More