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Orheiul vechi aka Old Orhei is beautiful.
The church inside the cave was spectacular. So much history!
The view however was the winner.
A must for anyone wanting to see a piece of Moldavian history as well as Moldova itself.
This is the most famous of Moldova's cave monasteries. The monastery is actually part of a larger complex. Our tour group of 20 only visited the headquarter building and the cave. We were not taken to the cross.
The 13th century church was excavated from...More
An interesting place to visit, wasn't quite what I expected though. The place is really different and our guide, Natalie, was amazing. There's a small church/ temple inside the rock. You enter through a bell tower and descend some dark stairs. Inside you can see...More
I went there after wine tasting tour in Milestii. A local friend drove me there and explained some things. The view is fantastic, there is a nice village that’s developing gradually( restaurant n even possibly a hotel by the church) and most importantly, you can...More
Odl Orhei is magnificent!
The view is impressive, I only missed some broshures about the history of this place. It is not yet very touristic, but it could be. It is beaufitul and don't miss it!
I would also recoment some lunc in Villa Etnica...More
The village is pitoresque, with river stone fences, very beautiful old houses and a narrow street. Unfortunately, the street hadn't been cleared of snow, after some heavy snow falls the days before our arrival and it was very difficult to get around.
Old Orhei is a delightful little village and archeological complex. We did not visit the museum, but the village, complete with he cave monastery and cozy restauraunt make for an unforgettable experience.
When you’re in the village it feels as though you’ve been transported to...More
Not 100% sure if the cave monastery is open every day, but when i went in June the church was closed. But still it’s worth visiting for the view. Then if you go down to the village, try some homemade wine. It was the best I... More
Not 100% sure if the cave monastery is open every day, but when i went in June the church was closed. But still it’s worth visiting for the view. Then if you go down to the village, try some homemade wine. It was the best I had in Moldova.
You need to rent a car or someone with a car who knows the place well.
Response from blackrose909 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed - baths can be seen from the road and the monastery is fine, which require walking but is easy access. If my mum had been there for the other areas (she's afraid of heights), she would not have managed, despite being... More
Agreed - baths can be seen from the road and the monastery is fine, which require walking but is easy access. If my mum had been there for the other areas (she's afraid of heights), she would not have managed, despite being physically fit. Getting to the caves requires walking a lot of mountain paths with no safety rails or steps. For anyone less fit or without good balance, it can be a bit dangerous. That danger would not translate well for someone with a fear of heights, as there is a distance to the ground for some of those areas. Would still be worth doing the tour and just letting the tour guide know I'd say. Old Orhei was my favourite part of Moldova.