The natives, as well as the foreign guests, describe Moldova as a very hospitable
country. Each guest is given a warm and hearty welcome. People have been carefully
preserving their cultural inheritance, which is present in their everyday life.
The nature will offer you spectacular views of forests, caves, lakes, rivers,
waterfalls, natural reserves. One can also find here unique natural monuments,
ruins of ancient cities, monasteries and several fortresses. In Moldova, wine
production is not only an industry, but rather a cultural tradition preserved
for over 3 thousand years. Tourists can visit underground cellars and even participate
in the wine production process. Sitting comfortably in the bus you can visit
underground wine galleries and discover the streets with bacchic names, such
as:„Cagor", „Cod ru",„Cabernet", „Feteasca".
During your stay, you will be invited to taste some of the national food. The
traditional Moldovan menu consists of meat dishes (beef, lamb, poultry, pork),
combined with vegetables and spices. But these dishes have a particular taste
if you will also have a glass of Moldovan wine.
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Moldavian official language, virtually the same as the Romanian, Russian language
of communication, Gagauza Turkish dialect.
There are no public flights within Moldova, because Moldova is a small Republic.
Cars, buses and trains are most commonly used.
Beginning with 01.01.2007, visitors from member-countries of European Union,
USA, Canada and Japun will benefit from free access on the territory of the
Republic of Moldova, without applying visa regime.
Entry Visas to Moldova are not required for citizens CIS countries (except Turkmenistan).
For the other countries the price of entry visa is equal to 60$. For tourist
groups from ten and more persons, 50% reduction is granted.
Currency and Exchange Rates:
Moldavian lei (MDL)
- 1 USD = 13.30 lei
- 1 Euro = 16.50 lei
Professional Tourism Organizations:
National Association of Tourism Agencies of the Republic of MoldOva.
“Codry” Natural Park
The oldest Moldavian scientific forest reservation “Codry”, situated at a distance
of about 50 km from Chisinau, was established on 2 7"' ofSeptember 19 71.
It is one of the most attractive tourism regions of the Republic of Moldova.
The reservation represents the highest part of Moldova (300 429 m), aud its
landscapes remind some small mountains with a strong dismembered relief. About
1700 species of plants are under its protection. We can find here oak, beech,
ash and lime trees. Also, here are Central European species, such as ferns,
and orchids. 60 kinds of rare plants are registered in Codry's flora, from which
23 species are included in the list of plants which are under disappearance.
This reservation also includes 52 kinds of mammals, 151 kinds of birds, 8 kinds
of reptiles, 10 kinds of amphibians, and more than 8000 species of insects.
The forest reservation “Codry" has a scientific, practical and socio-cultural
value. Tourists can spend unf orgettable vacations in the climatic and balneal
spas, due to the pure air and to the beauty of the nature.
Toltrele Prutului - natural oasis
A natural phenomenon with a unique value in Europe Toltrele Prutului is represented
by a coralliferous barrage of Sarmatian age. There are caves here, where the
prehistoric human being's development has started. Defiles and deep canyons,
with dimensions of 150-180 m, offer a unique landscape to Prut river. Tourists
can see here different caves, which served as a shelter for animals in Glacier
Era and also for people from prehistoric era
“Suta de Movil"
A natural park, with a total area of 1072 ha is situated itf the Northern part
of Moldova, at East ofBraniste and Cobuni villages. The fame of this place is
so big, that it is indicated in Bauer's “Map of Moldova” from 1772, and the
scientist Dm. Cantemir in “Discripto Moldavie” noted the exactly position of
this region. It is a natural, curious sub-unit, represented by many' knolls
(3500).The most remarkable semi-anthropic formation is Movila Tiganului (Gipsy's
Knoll), which has a unique height of 30 m.
Is situated at East of “Suta de Movile” having a length pf 2000 m, breadth
of 125 m and height of 40m. This natural monument comprises diff erent varieties
of skeletons and marine plants: chorals, shells, mollusks, crabs, mosses. Every
year, on 22 June - summer solstice, a concert dedicated to “Music anif Nature
- The millenary smile of the nicest dinosaur of Moldova
- . The biggest underground city and wine collection of Milestii Mici, registered
in the Guiness Book
- Time travel to„Old Orhei"
Vineyards, so known today, are cultivated on Moldavian territory since ancient
times. Our ancestors having been in permanent contact with mother-nature, did
not remain indifferent towards this plant, that gave them in fall uutumn delicious
brunches of grapes.
There are a lot of arguments which prove that wine growing on our mother-land
is of local origin, and wines produced here were well known and appreciated
during all the and beyond our borders.
After Dacia conquering by Romans, viticulture and wine making became more flourishing.
The highest development level of viticulture sector in the Republic of Moldova
was achieved at the beginning oftheXX-th century, when the total area of vineyards
was about 220 thousand ha. Average grapes harvest was equal to 6.31 per hectare,
and average annual harvest 1150 thousand tones.
Nowadays country's viticulture patrimony consists of about 145 thousand ha of
plantations, at which activate approximately 180 wine enterprises.
It is known the fact thatfor receptions, England Queen Elizabeth the Il-nd
orders annually a certain quantity of Purcari wines.