Cradle of Moldovan Culture

Compared to the rest of the rather unspectacular landscape in Moldova, the scenery, where the archaeological complex Orheiul Vechi is situated, is refreshengly different. Just 60 km north east of Chisinau, in the valley of the Raut River, a fabulous complex carved into a massive limestone cliff suddenly appears out of nowhere. The cultural landscape Orheiul Vechi covers 29 archaeological monuments, which were used to protect people for centuries, beginning from the Palaeolithic time till our days.