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Address: Capriana, Moldova
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Beautiful active monastery

You can actually stay there for pennies if you meet the criteria I guess. We toured it. It's very lovely, and like all religious structures in Moldova has been restored since the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

You can actually stay there for pennies if you meet the criteria I guess. We toured it. It's very lovely, and like all religious structures in Moldova has been restored since the end of the Soviet era in 1991. Nothing much old, but very lovely and peaceful. Worth maybe an hour or so

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I was there few times. The last time I went with two friends from Ireland and Alaska. It is about a week ago, middle of spring, gorgeous colours, lovely place, lovely atmosphere. You can just inside the monastery or even outside and enjoy the stillness, the beauty, the sounds and colours. Mesmerising and magic place. A place with an excellent... More 

1 Thank KateNM1205
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Very beautifull monastery. Inside is also impressive and there is a shop to buy religeous objects as well as candles and stuff. Well worth a visit!

1 Thank DevaRi
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely place, and the ride up there is beautiful, but in 20 minutes you will have seen it all.. We combined with an other excursion and then it's worth it. Don't go through a lot of trouble getting there though.

Thank Marjolein C
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

About 40km north west of Chisinau, the exterior of the monastery is very simple but the inside is gorgeous, all painted in blue tones and covered in gold leaves. The great thing is you can take pictures here (unlike the cathedral in Chisinau). They sell good honey in the shop.

1 Thank TravelingCat22
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

A group of colleagues from work and I decided to visit by the end of our workshop. Even though it was not at the level of our expectations when we read about it, however we are glad to have made the trip as it was a good opportunity to get to know the country landscape and see the lifestyle out... More 

1 Thank Mimo2405
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

We decided to drive out here having been to Oreihul Vechi the previous day. The valley is very pretty and there is a viewing point on the road going down in to the village. The complex itself is not big but the monastery is very interesting. It is free but donations are encouraged.

1 Thank Steve_Amy
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

Our colleagues and I took this trip through a private travel guide contacted through our hotel. The monastery is located about 40 km. from Chisinau and passing by some beautiful country landscape dottet with vineyards. The monastery itself is located in a valley and we stopped on top of a hill to enjoy the scenery surrounding the monastery. The view... More 

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