20 09/2016

Old Orhei

Butuceni complex is situated north-west of Chisinau in 60km and is a part of Old Orhei. It is a village rest with all comforts both in summer and winter seasons. The complex consists out of houses that are decorated in traditional Moldavian style. Besides, there is a modern huge pond in the center of the complex.

In summer time roomers have chance to take part in gathering of medicinal herbs and to make a bushwalk with a guide around Old Orhei, so called “a museum under open air”.

In winter time the stove-benches which are the part of stove and are well heated attract the most of tourist’s attention. The most popular in that season is also sauna on firewood and traditional warming hot wine with pepper. The all inclusive system works in the complex and gives tourists a chance to taste exclusive Moldavian cuisine and the best Moldavian wines.


The ancient city Old Orhei - a unique natural and historical complex in the open air. It organically combines the natural landscape and vestiges of ancient civilizations. As a result of enormous archeological excavations here there were discovered the cultural layers of different epochs such as - the Paleolithic, Eneolithic, and Iron Age.

Old Orhei contains traces of different civilizations, including the rests of earthen and wooden fortresses of Geto-Dacian fortress (6th-1st centuries. BC. Oe.), Golden Horde fort Shehr al-Jedid (or Yangi-Shehr) (14th century.), Moldavian fort (14th-16th centuries), Orthodox monasteries (c 14th century.), and the Moldavian town Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) (14th-16th centuries).