Moldova in 45 Instagram Images

Last October I spent eight amazing days touring Moldova. I was invited by Ways Travel to experience the country’s biggest event, the annual Wine Festival.

I added a few extra days to see the entire country and see the breakaway state of Transnistria and the autonomous region of Gagauziya in the south.

Here are 45 of my favorite Instagram images I snapped while in Moldova.

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Chisinau, Moldova

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Central Post Office

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Soroca Medieval Fortress

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An old well in the tiny village of Tintsereni in northern Moldova

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Gypsy mansion

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Saharna Monastery

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 The cave monastery of Tipova

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Enjoying the view and the cold weather!

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Dniester river in northern Moldova

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Corn, corn, and more corn!

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Military memorial in Bender, Transnistria

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 The walls of Bender Castle in Transnistria

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Trying some cognac in Tiraspol, Transnistria

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 The main street in Tiraspol, capital of Transnistria

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Monument in Tiraspol, Transnistria

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Emblem of Tiraspol

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St. George chapel in Tiraspol, Transnistria

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Huge domes of the Capriana Monastery

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Entrance to the Milestii Mici Winery – home to the largest wine collection in the world!

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Touring the giant cellar of the Milestii Mici Winery

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Eating a delicious hearty meal in Milestii Mici Winery

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Cheers!

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The giant Hincu Monastery, soon to be one of the largest Russian Orthodox Churches in the world!

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The pyramid of the military memorial in Chisinau

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 Beautiful fountain in Steven the Great and Saint Park, Central Park, Chisinau

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Opening ceremonies of the Moldova Wine Festival

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Interview with local television station at the Moldova Wine Festival

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These guys were working overtime!

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 Thousands of people gathering to celebrate national wine day!

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Purcari Wine tent

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Bird’s eye view of Chisinau

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Chateau Vartely Winery Cellar

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Looking over Old Orhei in central Moldova

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Eating a delicious soup

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Beautiful colors of the Curchi Monastery

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Inside the wine cellar of Cricova Winery

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 Vintage wines stored at the Cricova Winery

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Orthodox church in Comrat, the capital of the Gagauzia Region

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Sheep and their herder at the collective farm in Gagauzia Region

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Traditional house in eastern Moldova

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Pucari Winery’s amazing property

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Grape vines in the Pucari Winery

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Our epic wine tasting at the Pucari Winery

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Inside the cellar of the Pucari Winery

What I liked most about Moldova was its off-the-beaten-path charm and hospitality of its people. I recommend Moldova to wine enthusiasts and lovers of history. The country isn’t always on popular eastern European itineraries, but that’s what has helped the country maintain its charm and authenticity.

Have any questions about Moldova, or have you ever thought about traveling there? Please leave us a comment below. We can also help you plan your trip! 

5 thoughts on “Moldova in 45 Instagram Images”

  1. Rei Muroji says:

    Hello. I greatly enjoyed your remarks and photos of Moldova. I am hoping to travel there this October (just after the wine festival), including Transnistria and Gagauzia, for perhaps 10 days or so. My travel style is to hire (by prearrangement) a private vehicle with guide/driver. Can you recommend anyone or a company I could work with in planning such a trip? Many thanks for your help.

    1. David says:

      Hi Rei,
      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment! When I visited I was provided with a private driver and guide from Ways Travel http://www.ways.md They are wonderful and professional, and offer tours in various languages. They took me to Transnistria as well.

      Good luck and have a wonderful trip to Moldova!

  2. Another David says:

    Hi David,
    Fellow traveler here, I am about to visit Moldova and Transnistria. I have read up about travelling between the two nations, and there is so much contradictory info.
    I will be travelling by public bus between Chisinau and Tiraspol in the afternoon can you tell me does the bus driver wait for us all to go through immigration or do we need to get off and then onto another bus when processed. I guess I will be the only non local on board, and I am a bit concerned that if I get off the bus and leave my luggage on board the driver might go on without me taking my luggage with him. Thanx in advance. Keep up the blog its a great read.

  3. George Robertson says:

    Can you tell me if there are any reasons a visitor would be turned away or refused a visitor permit to visit Moldova

    1. David says:

      Hi George, I honestly wouldn’t know why, but you could always reference this web page I found in English on the tourism authority of Moldova website: http://www.mfa.gov.md/entry-visas-moldova/

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