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Private Full-Day Tour to Saharna and Tipova Cave Monasteries from Chisinau
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Tipova, Moldova
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Tipova monastery has quite of a strict dress code. We apparently were not dressed appropriately, to enter. Male should wear a suit (jeans and t-shirt in not appropriate), woman long dress and head scarf (pants for a woman are a no-no). That was the 3rd...More

Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Getting to Tipova requires traveling by car over 90km or so, and about 15km of that in the last leg of the journey is on really bad roads. However, the trip will be worth it as Tipova, touted as Eastern Europe's largest cave monastery, is...More

Thank kurogomajpn
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The monastery has no official website, and I could not find information regarding its opening hours. It seems you can visit it by daylight. The surrounding are very beautiful, it is recommended to walk along. The trail starts unfar from the monastery (between it and...More

Thank Thibaut H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Outstanding place, one of the most beutifull in Republic of Moldova. Take some time and enjoy the spirit of this place.

1  Thank Bogdan B
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice historical and religious places. You must see there. I believe everyone likes here. Have a great day

3  Thank Bahadır K
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The monastery is located in Tipova, about 83 km from Chisinau. The map shows 50-60 km but its not true, the car showed 83 km. When you'll have about 15-18 km to the destination point the road is getting awful especially in the summer because...More

Thank Пётр Е
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The road to Tipova Monastery from the main road is not in an excellent shape, but can be easily done with a normal car. The cave monastery is hidden in the rocks that form the banks of the river Nistru. The monastery itself is small,...More

1  Thank MRCPAntwerp
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is a fantastic old monastery within some stone walls - but there is quite alot of stairs down to get there! But very much worth it, not only for the monastery, but also the view across the river. You first enter through a working...More

3  Thank Adele H
Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

It's just over 1.5 hours from Chisinau to Tipova. It was well worth it as we were shown round by the guy who lives and works onsite. He only speaks Russian and a little Romanian but we did manage to work out what he was...More

1  Thank Steve_Amy
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Jennifer Gardne... F
1 August 2015|
Response from SoleiTurism |
Hello Jennifer, Unfortunately, there is no public transport that will take you directly to Tipova. There are only 2 options to get closer to the Monastery:1. to take the bust from Chisinau from the North Bust station to... More