Tipova Rock Monastery Tour

Tipova Rock Monastery Tour

This is an interesting destination for those who want to have a great day off with all the family.

Tipova Assumption monastery is the biggest and the oldest cave monastery in Moldova. Historians affirm that Tipova cloister had been founded in the 11th century, even before the Moldovan feudal state appeared. Tipova Assumption monastery is perfectly harmonious with its environment. During the Tatar invasion, when the caves of the monastery formed a straight line, a narrow path over a cliff was the only way to gain access.

The monastery was almost invisible and unattainable to enemies. Even now, if you look from the Dniester, monks’ cells seem to be just the birds’ nests in a bluff. Tipova monastery is one of the most mysterious places in Moldova. It is considered that the mythical poet Orpheus spent the last years of his life here and his remains lie in a niche of the canyon. It is rumored that the monastery even has its own ghost.

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