A Mini Vacation: Curchi Monastery

On Sunday morning, we headed towards Orhei Vechi, which is probably the most popular tourist destination in Moldova.  We had hired a guide, and both of us were really happy to ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned car instead of a rutiera! On our way, we stopped at Curchi Monastery.  The monastery was built in the 1700s, though the current churches were built in the late 1800s.  When we arrived in the parking lot, we got out and got our first glimpse of the church, which is situated above a pond.

We walked around the grounds, and even caught part of a church service.  Pictures aren’t allowed inside the churches, but they had been beautifully restored.  In comparison to other churches and monasteries I’ve visited here in Moldova, these were decorated in richer colors.  The entire inside was covered with large murals.  The monastery had been used during Soviet times to store grain, and renovations were completed in 2006.

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  1. djogden@frontiernet.net May 14, 2017 / 9:07 AM

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! A must see for your visit with your parents!!! What a gorgeous setting and the architecture is stunning. Can only imagine the inside must be gorgeous also!!! Lots of restoration went into it if it was a grain storage prior!!!!! How awful that was to happen. Was so great to talk with you the other day……Nan,Andy, and Pete gave me a laptop for Mothers Day!!!! So getting used to the flat keyboard and loving it! Now I don’t have to wait for “my turn” on the office computer as Pappy is always on it for REal Estate or Appraisal work!!!! Loving it!!! Hope you are well…..love ya! Grandma Jeri

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