|The Republic of Moldova as a tourist destination has a great potential represented first of all by the geomorphologic aspect of its territory – an
unusual diversity of landscape reservations or scenery and unique geological monuments of European and world value.
Over the last decade the priority forms of tourism in the Republic of Moldova have been: rural, wine, cultural tourism, health and
Moldova’s agricultural and picturesque countryside
proposes various services for tourists
wishing to stay in the middle of the nature:
- offering the tourists traditional, rural-style accommodation;
- providing them the opportunity to enjoy country
pursuits and activities;
- making them acquainted with the local folklore,
entertainment and traditions;
- displaying handicrafts to the tourists and giving
them the opportunity to participate in their
- offering handicrafts for purchase.
The Republic of Moldova has a rich cultural heritage which
may be of great interest to tourists. 140 cultural heritage
sites may be included in the tourist circuit. The earliest
visible remains of the built heritage are Geto-Dacian sites
and Roman fortifications. The remains of medieval
fortresses, archaeological complexes such as Orheuil
Vechi, cave monasteries, nobles’ mansions and peasant
houses offer a diversity of visitor attractions. Chisinau, the
capital city, features a good number of cultural heritage
monuments, fine examples of domestic architecture from
the 19th and 20th centuries, which might be considered as
tourist attractions as well.
The Republic of Moldova has 87 museums with rich
collections of art. Additionally, museums are mostly
housed in buildings of a special architectural importance.
All of these have their specialist audiences, but at least 20
are of interest to the general public.
Part of the national tourist product is the variety of
cultures represented in different parts of the country.
Republic of Moldova is an amalgam of many nationalities
and cultures with many traditions, languages, folklore,
cooking, etc. There are over 880 folk music groups in the
Republic of Moldova, most of them reflecting the distinct
traditions of their districts and ethnic origins. It is worth
mentioning the national craftsmanship both because of
cultural value and also because
it supplies souvenirs for
Vineyards also constitute attractions of the country-side. Over centuries Moldova has gained rich tradi-tions of growing grapes and wine production.
|There are 142 wineries in the Republic of Moldova, of which 23 have experience and facilities to receive visitors. Here tourists can experience and learn about the complex production processes, see bottling and, of course, sample the final product.|
|The Republic of Mol-dova’s wine enjoys a good reputa-tion internationally for its quality.
As a wine country, the Republic of Moldova offers visitors opportuni-ties to choose their favourite itin-eraries: underground cellars and towns, wine storage facilities, wine processing factories, production processes of sparkling wine, divin, heres, balsam, etc.