Full-Day Tour Monasteries Of Capriana And Hincu From Chisinau

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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    Your centrally located Chisinau accommodation
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a tour to the holy places in Moldova's Codri - Capriana and Hincu Monastries


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

Know More about this tour

Monastery Capriana was founded by Moldovan gospodar Alexander the Good. In 1429, he built a very large by size the Assumption Church, the thickness of the foundation was about 2.6 - 2.85 m. The first prior was Abbot Cyprian, who had a beautiful voice, composed music and poetry. The oldest poetic work in the territory between Prut and Dniester also belongs to him. Abbot Cyprian took part in the construction of church, founded a library of religious books. Thanks to him, the monastery became the center of copyists of holy writings and manuscripts.

Hincu - at the sources of rivers Kogylnik is situated Hincu Monastery. Since ancient times, there is a legend a young maiden, who left his parents' home in the middle of winter. Legend is very realistic. Great stolnik Mihai Hincu in 1678 builds a monastic skete, where has found the shelter one of his daughters, who has took monastic vows with the name Paraskeva. A true blossoming skete received during the management of the elder Dositheus - native from Bulgaria. In 1835, instead of the wooden church is built the stone church in the name of St. Paraskeva, and skete is renamed as the Monastery. The church is situated on a hill, has a rich sacristy, bell tower.


Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan/car

Entry/Admission - Capriana Monastery

Entry/Admission - Hancu Monastery


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Sep-2016

    There really wasnot much to see at either monastery. Hincu was lovely with blooming flowers. Capriana there wasnot much to see. We did go into the church but the priest ran us out. Not worth the cost of the tour.