Monastery from Cosăuţi Village – place of dreams, land of legends
One of the first tourist routes through Moldova was organized in the 60's to Cosauti – the stone masons’ village, which is situated 7 km north of Soroca fortress (160 km north of Chisinau).
The craftsmen process stone in a very artistic manner giving each piece a unique form and shape: the crossroads are decorated with angels’ faces. Houses, tables, monuments, gravestones, etc. are decorated as well. On entering the village we already see the presence of these specific stone-works. Documentary evidence of the village dates back to 1509, but in an archaeological excavation the human activity was traced back 22 thousand years.
Not far from this excavation, a deep narrow valley shelters a medieval monastery rebuilt by the local stone craftsmen.
It was founded in 1729 by 2 monks Gavril and Pavel. It is situated in a very picturesque place, surrounded by ancient forests. As many other monasteries it was nearly destroyed during the soviet reign, but in 1993 according to Metropolitan Vladimir decision, the reconstructions began.
Nearby there is a mineral water spring, the banks of the river Nistru and the only granite quarry in Moldova.
Group 2-4 persons (car)
Group 4 – 16 persons (microbus)
Group 17- 45 persons (bus)
*Prices are indicated per person and include transportation and guide service.