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Reviewed 24 October 2018

We were lucky to be there quite early and so we had the complex pretty well to ourselves. It is worthwhile checking the history of the monastery complex, which was shut down during the Russian occupation. Thre are 2 major churches. The large is called...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Due to recent re-construction this is most appealing of the monastery that is definitely not to be missed for it's creative religious art forms inside. Worth the trip for few hours from Chisinau .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Moldova. Stunning interiors. Exquisite artwork. But glum, unfriendly priests.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tarzanjungle
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

One of the biggest and most beautiful monasteries in Basarabia. The Russian influence can be seen in the architecture if the main church, it was created shortly before the Russians took a part of Moldavia principality from the Turks after a war. Views from the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Locaded in Orhei forest near Curchi village. A realy silence and peaceful monastry with two churchs: a eold winter church and a new built winter church with beatiful paintings.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 419rolandk
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Beautiful architecture of the churches. One of the churches was built in 1937. The inside of the churches are magnificent. The gardens were also well kept. Would recommend visiting it if time permits.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank uncvcutraveller
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Moldovas number one monastery, newly renovated. Fabulous details in great surroundings. Good for photography. If the guards say no to photo, monks give permission. ( I didn't had any problems). Lady's need to cover their head, so take a scarf with you.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank harriontheroad
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A must see! We visited with about 18 others on a day threatening to cut our excursion short by thunder showers but were rewarded with the stroll around the tranquil, impeccable grounds and two of the most stunning churches we've encountered in Moldova. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Curchi monastary is located 15km from Orhei and is the best and most beautifull monastary of the country. The main church can not be entered, but is very pretty from the outside. there is also a nice park next to it.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank DevaRi
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worth the trip and the small hike and the donation to the monk in the cave church. Spectacular no rails view from ledge down river Raut. Must do.

Date of experience: December 2015
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