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Orhei National Park (Moldovan: Parcul Național Orhei) is the only national park in Moldova. It's 34,000 ha constitute about 1% of the area of the country.



It was founded in 2013.


The landscape of the park is hilly, partly covered with forest. The territory is crossed by valleys and the Răut River flows through the park.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Over 700 plant species have been identified belonging to 334 genera and 80 families from Phylum Pteridophyta (0.2%) and flowering plant (98.0%).

In the park's flora, 52 species of rare plants with different degrees of endangerment are identified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Get in[edit]

The park is in central Moldova 55 km north of Chișinău.

From Orhei, head south onto R20 and then R6 until you'll reach the park.

Fees and permits[edit]

Map of Orhei National Park

Get around[edit]


The main places of interest of the Orhei National Park are the Trebujeni landscape reserve, the main part of the Curchi tract (Mănăstirea Curchi), the Țigănești landscape reserve, a number of ancient archaeological sites, the city of the Golden Horde Shehr al-Jedid, a Moldovan medieval city with a fortress, 5 monasteries (including Old Orhei, Curchi, Țigănești), and 4 noble estates. A small museum of folk crafts is open in Ivancea.

  • 1 Curchi Monastery. a monastery of monks from all over Moldova, this monastery consists of five churches and one of the most important monuments of Bessarabian architecture. Curchi Monastery (Q4248462) on Wikidata
  • 2 Memorial house of Alexandru Donici (Casa-muzeu „Alexandru Donici”), +373 235 73 549. T-Sa 10:00–17:00 Su 10:00–15:00 Closed Mondays. Memorial house of Alexandru Donici in Donici, Orhei (Q20430093) on Wikidata
  • 3 Old Orhei. A historical and archaeological complex ancient city located in a narrow bend of the Răut River with the natural landscape of limestone rock, having eroded by the river, combined with archaeological vestiges of the ancient Trypillian civilization. Old Orhei (Q2382751) on Wikidata Old Orhei on Wikipedia
  • 4 Țigănești monastery (Mănăstirea Țigănești). monastery of the Chisinau Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Tsiganesti with the landscape from that era preserved today Mănăstirea Țigănești (Q19707836) on Wikidata




  • 1 Pivnitele Branesti Claimed, Branesti Village, Orhei, +373 691 64 445. Wine bar and serves different types of cuisines from that region for both lunch and dinner.






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