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Orhei, Moldova
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Lidia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery in itself is quite beautiful and you must visit the rock chapel, quite amazing what a believer can achieve.

Thank Henrique A
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Quaint city with lovely lake/park area. They are trying to revitalize the downtown area with better streets and sidewalks. Need more hotels and nice restaurants.

Thank ccarney52
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

1  Thank CJW913
Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

1  Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We came here on a day trip to the monastery . Make time to go up to the cross. Here you can make a wish. Take turns to go to the cross and make a wish. Be careful as the edge of the cliff is...More

1  Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Dina P
Reviewed 4 May 2018

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

1  Thank pije2014
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank SpenserDC
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3 September 2018|
Response from Henrique A | Reviewed this property |
Old Orhei is really several things - The cave chapel is, I'd think, as the monk lives there, the monastery I didn't visit, don't know, and the typical village I think is open every day too.
3 September 2018|
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Response from Dina P | Reviewed this property |
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
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19 June 2018|
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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