There are so many amazing things to do in Moldova. Here we have put together a list of things you can do both near to Chisinau and across Moldova.
WHAT CAN I DO IN MOLDOVA?
There are many wonderful things to do in Moldova. If you would like to be outdoors, we would recommend: biking and hiking, a visit to Anenii Noi woods, a picnic and fishing at Nistru river, a vineyard visit or joining the grape harvest in September. At Castel Mimi we invite you to come and take a tour through our vineyards, stroll through our many gardens and outdoor terraces and even take a dip in our outdoor swimming pool
WHAT SHOULD I VISIT NEAR CHISINAU?
In Chisinau itself you should visit the Triumphal arch, Ștefan del Mare Central Park and the Stephen the Great Monument. Nearby Chisinau you will find Castel Mimi, the one and only chateau in Moldova; at only 38km from the Chisinau airport it is a destination not to be missed.
WHAT IS MOLDOVA MOST FAMOUS FOR?
Moldova is perhaps best known for its wine, which is absolutely delicious. The first vines in Moldova were recorded 7,000 years BC. Today Moldova has more grape vines per capita than anywhere else in the world. You can try or buy some of Moldova’s most famous wines at Castel Mimi; one of the most famous wine producers in the country.
WHAT CAN I BUY IN MOLDOVA?
Wine: Moldova makes an incredible array of world class wine using both native varieties like Rară Neagră, Fetească albă and Fetească neagră and introduced varieties like Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot noir and Malbec.
Pottery: Look out for pots, jugs, plates and bowls with beautiful bright lines, dots and circles; the signature of traditional Moldovan pottery.
Traditional musical instruments: Arguably the most traditional musical instrument in Moldova is the flute and also the pan flute (similar to the flute and made of reed or elder).
Traditional dolls: These are artful personifications of Moldovan folk dressed up in their “best day” attire.
At Castel Mimi you can try and buy wines made from all the native Moldovan varieties.
WHAT FOOD SHOULD I TRY IN MOLDOVA?
No trip to Moldova is complete without trying the famous Moldovan Babă Neagră dessert. This delicious dessert is traditionally prepared on the eve of important religious and family holidays. It is baked for 6 hours at low temperatures, and because of sugar caramelisation the dessert acquires a tasty brownish colour.
You can try this dessert and other traditional Moldovan dishes at the Castel Mimi fine dining restaurant