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Historical Churches & Monasteries of Moldova (Compilation)

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Published on 27 May 2020 / In Youtube Clips

Churches & Monasteries Collection 2018
Location: Republic of Moldova (East Europe)
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MOLDOVA REMAINED A CHRISTIAN NATION EVEN AFTER HALF A CENTURY OCCUPATION BY THE USSR
90.1% OF THE POPULATION NOMINALLY IS EASTERN ORTHODOX (2014 CENSUS)

1. CAPRIANA MONASTERY (~1429)
- FOUNDED BY MOLDOVAN RULER “STEFAN THE GREAT”
- HOME TO THE BIGGEST CONVENT LIBRARY IN MOLDOVA
- CLOSED DURING THE POST-WAR PERIOD, IT WAS ONLY REOPENED AGAIN IN 1989

2. WOODEN CHURCH, CHISINAU (~1642)
-OLDEST RELIGIOUS HISTORICAL MONUMENT IN MOLDOVA
-BUILD FROM OAK TREES OF MOLDOVAN CODRI
-THE LARGEST WOODEN CHURCH IN THE COUNTRY, TOPPING AT 27 METERS (89 FT)

3. HANCU MONASTERY (~1678)
- IT WAS BUILD AS A CONVENT FOR NUNS
- 1956 TO 1990 THE CONVENT WAS CLOSED BY THE SOVIETS, INSTEAD IT FUNCTIONED AS A SANATORIUM FOR THE HEALTH MINISTRY
- IN 1990 THE CONVENT WAS REOPENED, AND NOW IT CAN BE VISITED DAILY

4. CURCHI MONASTERY (~1773)
-IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1773-1775 AND BECAME ONE OF THE RICHEST AND LARGEST MONASTERIES IN MOLDOVA.
-HAS THE HIGHEST DOME IN MOLDOVA, RISING TO A HEIGHT OF 57 METERS (187 FT)

5. TIPOVA MONASTERY (~1776)
- BIGGEST ORTHODOX CAVE MONASTERY IN EASTERN EUROPE
- IN ANCIENT TIMES (IV-III C. BC) A GETO-DACIAN FORTRESS STOOD IN THE GROUNDS. ITS REMAINS ARE STILL VISIBLE.

6. SAHARNA MONASTERY (~1777)
- EXCEPTIONAL PANORAMIC VIEW OF ROCKY HILLS AND FORESTS WITH 30 CASCADES & WATERFALLS
-IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE WITH THE REMAINS FROM THE IRON AGE (X-VIII C. BC)

7. METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, CHISINAU (~1830)
- THE PRINCIPAL CATHEDRAL OF THE MOLDOVAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
- THE CATHEDRAL WAS BUILT TO A NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN BY ABRAM MELNIKOV
- THE BELL TOWER WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1836, BUT WAS DESTROYED AFTER WWII AND REBUILT IN 1997

Info Sources:
http://www.travel.md/what-to-see/chur...
http://www.moldova.md/en/content/mona...


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