10 destinations in Moldova

Raw green season is the best time to learn more about the beautiful places of the area between the Prut and Nistru. Dinu RUSU, an author from newspaper Natura suggest  a top of destinations of spring, places less promoted, some found anywhere tourism catalogs.


The first stop is at the entrance gate of the Dniester in Moldova – at Naslavcea. From the top of the cliff top of his hand looks like an island surrounded by the waters of the old river. On the bank of the Dniester, guarded by rocks millennial homes are householders from Naslavcea. Here are a lot of interesting monuments, which must write onlz with superlatives. One of them is „33 of fords” – an impressive nature reserve located in the valley of the little river Chisărău, named by locals Cosărău. Not far away, up the river, stands a towering oak forest. At the „33 of fords” are a rich and interesting flora and fauna. There are rare plants, such as buckthorn, rust pinnate, lily, sticky sage, common honeysuckle. Also in reserve are plants included in the Red Book of Moldova – popâlnicul noble and white snowdrop.

Nistru at the Naslavcea


The second position of spring destinations is Palanca from distric Călăraşi. Here is one of the old church from wood from Bessarabia (Built at the end of century XVIII). Near the ancient holy place is a story, a place to call more people to come to Palanca, a place with a name quite challenging – „Casa Părintească” (Parental Home). Here, also, are four monasteries – Hârjauca, Răciula, Hârbovăț and Frumoasa.

Museum Casa Părintească (Parental Home)


Bronze place is occupied by Feteşti, Edineţ. Cliffs, glades and river of love (Draghişte) – landscapes true story. Here is a citadel, Stânca Bunicului with a high of 90 m. At the Cheile Draghiştei from Feteşti, dug between two massive reef Badenian, with an age of 15 million years, there are colonies of coral and caves Pleistocene – part of the first age in history. At the right side of Draghişte we have the highest altitude – almost – aproape 250 m above sea level, and on the left side of river – Stânca Rediului have 230 m.

Toltrels of  Prut at Feteşti, Edineţ

Fourth position in the top destinations of spring is Horodişte, Râşcani. Right at the entrance to the village stands watch a huge iron cross. „Braţele” of cross are turning their eyes to two gates resistance – Ţiglăul and Holmul. According to data Horodişte is from century XIII. Other sources mentioned the century XVII (the year 1651).


Duruitoarea Veche

Here, at the little river Duruita, an affluent of Ciuhurului, there is an Monument geological and archeological.Following excavations here were found samples of ice age fossils and remains of prehistoric culture. In 1848, at Duruitoarea Veche a new church is built of stone in the shape of a cross, named „Sfinţii Arhangheli Mihail and Gavriil”.


Sixth returns a town in northern of Moldova – Călărăşeuca, Ocniţa. Here is on of the beautiful moldavian monastery – „Adormirea Maicii Domnului”. Architecture of the monastery is impressive, but  draw here icons miraculous and healing water springs. Those who arrive at the monastery can enjoy views of landscape reserve„Călărăşeuca”, located near of the monastery. Here are a lot of caves and grottos in which live bats and eagles. Also, here grow many species of rare plants.

Monastery Călărăşeuca


At seven place is Vadul-Raşcov from district Şoldăneşti, which must be visited at least three reasons – is motherland of the poet Dumitru Matcovschi, is the largest Jewish cemetery in Southeast Europe and the old bell. The location is situated in a picturesque setting on the banks of the Dniester (Nistru). During the Second World War the Germans burned Jewish cemetery from wood. At that time the burnt wooden church, built in 1787. A stone cross remembers where it was found. Remained just stone belfry – a symbol of the village. The church „Sfinţii Arhangheli Mihail and Gavriil” has a hystory of a century and was not closed in Soviet period. On the banks of the old River is the parental home of poet Dumitru Matcovschi.


Eighth returns other localities on the Nistru river – Molovata, Dubăsari. Here at Molovata, Dniester has a width of over one kilometer away big and rare.


The ninth position is occupied by the place known as „Suta de Movile” (The Hundred Knolls). It is situated between the villages Branişte (Râşcani) and Cobani (Glodeni). About the famouses knolls wrote Dimitrie Cantemir himself and the polish writer Jozef Ignacy Kraszewsky which said in one of his works that „Suta de Movile” is a necropolis of Scythian kings.Their occurrence is due to natural phenomena, it is more landslides, someones said. Others say they were raised during a battle with the Turks. There are opinions that they have home ice.

And the las place is the village Donici, from distric Orhei. Here, was born the poet Alexandru Donici. From 1976, is inaugurated Home-muzeum  Alexandru Donici. Near of the house is the church of the family Donici, with the name „Adormirea Maicii Domnului”, built by the parents of the poet – Dimitrie and Elena. Alongside the sanctuary is the family tomb bell Donici.

Source: Rusu, Dinu. Zece destinaţii de primăvară. [online] [citat 23.03.2017]. Available : http://www.natura.md/index.php/revista-natura/turism/item/112-zece-destinatii-de-primavara