Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi
Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) is the most visited attraction in Moldova which envisages a natural amphitheater revealing a territory which was first inhabited 40 000 years ago.
The Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi includes a series of historical and cultural monuments as well as natural landscapes in the gorge of the Raut River. Ancient fortifications, cave monasteries, monks and hermits – here you can follow the history of this region.
The originality of Orheiul Vechi landscape is due to the gorge of the Raut River, dug under the form of a canyon in the limestone layers of the former Sarmatian Sea, about 14 million years ago.