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Orhei 3524, Moldova
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Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

We had a great guide who brought us here. We stopped off at the top of the valley to check out the view and it really is stunning. We also visited the archeological museum which contains centuries-old artefacts that local villagers have unearthed from their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to be there quite early and so we had the complex pretty well to ourselves. It is worthwhile checking the history of the monastery complex, which was shut down during the Russian occupation. Thre are 2 major churches. The large is called...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Due to recent re-construction this is most appealing of the monastery that is definitely not to be missed for it's creative religious art forms inside. Worth the trip for few hours from Chisinau .

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Moldova. Stunning interiors. Exquisite artwork. But glum, unfriendly priests.

Thank Tarzanjungle
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

One of the biggest and most beautiful monasteries in Basarabia. The Russian influence can be seen in the architecture if the main church, it was created shortly before the Russians took a part of Moldavia principality from the Turks after a war. Views from the...More

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Locaded in Orhei forest near Curchi village. A realy silence and peaceful monastry with two churchs: a eold winter church and a new built winter church with beatiful paintings.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Beautiful architecture of the churches. One of the churches was built in 1937. The inside of the churches are magnificent. The gardens were also well kept. Would recommend visiting it if time permits.

Thank uncvcutraveller
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Moldovas number one monastery, newly renovated. Fabulous details in great surroundings. Good for photography. If the guards say no to photo, monks give permission. ( I didn't had any problems). Lady's need to cover their head, so take a scarf with you.

Thank harriontheroad
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A must see! We visited with about 18 others on a day threatening to cut our excursion short by thunder showers but were rewarded with the stroll around the tranquil, impeccable grounds and two of the most stunning churches we've encountered in Moldova. It is...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Curchi monastary is located 15km from Orhei and is the best and most beautifull monastary of the country. The main church can not be entered, but is very pretty from the outside. there is also a nice park next to it.

Thank DevaRi
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worth the trip and the small hike and the donation to the monk in the cave church. Spectacular no rails view from ledge down river Raut. Must do.

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