Looking for some great places to go in Moldova? Here are five places that my Moldovan friends took me that I highly recommend!
If you are visiting Moldova go here for delicious wine and a really interesting tour. On the tour you will get a solid overview of the wine making history of Moldova from Former Soviet times to today. I suggest the discovery tour because after the walking tour you will get a guided tasting paired with delicious tiny bites. This tour is a bit expensive but it is worth the visit because their wine is so dang delicious. This winery easily competes with some of the best wine I’ve had while living in Napa, Italy and the Mosel Valley in Germany.
The wine here isn’t incredible but the tour and tunnels are fascinating. Most of the tour takes place underground as you are led through an intricate series of tunnels full of aging wine. The tour finishes off in a room where you can taste some of the wines paired with a snack (depending on the tour you choose). This suggestion is definitely more about the experience than the wine, so go for the experience.
Moldova’s capitol lets you get up close and personal with much of it’s history. While walkng around I was fascinated by how close you can get to many government buildings (I could literally touch the president’s house). Chisinau is also very green with lots of parks to hang out in and a super solid coffee culture.
This monastery is carved into a cliff overlooking the Raut River. A relatively easy walk uphill allows you to enter into the one of the more interesting monasteries in Europe (bold statement but I said it!) If you are visiting Moldova it is worth making the day trip to check this place out!
Moldova is an Orthodox country and therefore has many Orthodox churches. One of the more interesting ones is a big red one that has very impressive paintings of various icons inside. Worth the day trip if you want to see more of Moldova’s religious expressions (and if you are heading to the cliff church it’s an easy church to tack onto you experience).
Looking for reasons why you should visit Moldova? Check out this post of Eight Reasons Why You Should Visit Moldova!
Do you have other places you think are worth visiting in Moldova? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section!