Fortresses & Estates

Alexandru Donici Estate

Only 40 km north of Chisinau in a picturesque forest area you will find the village of Donici (formerly Bezeni), where the great classic Moldovan fabulist Alexandru Donici (1806-1865) was born. In 1976, the Donici…

Manuc Bei Estate And Manor House

The Manuc Bei estate and manor house is located in Hincesti. Manuc Bei (1769-1817) was a wealthy merchant, diplomat, and inn-keeper during the period of the Ottoman Empire. In 1812 he played a major role…

Ralli Manor

Ralli Manor is significant because famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin lived for several weeks in 1821 while in exile in Bessarabia (1820-1823). He was deported in Bessarabia because of his freedom-loving poetry. During his time…

Soroca Fortress

In the medieval period, the fortress of Soroca was part of a huge Moldovan defense system. It was comprised of four fortresses on the Nistru River, two on the Danube, and another three in the…

Taul Park And Pommer Manor

Taul Park is the largest park in Moldova. It is located in Taul village about 200 km north the Chisinau. The park surrounds the stylish manor house of the Ivan Pommer family built at the…

Tighina (Bender) Fortress

Tighina fortress was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldova – Tighina, which was an important trade outpost. Originally built as a small wooden fort by Stefan cel Mare, it…
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