Ivancea Travel Guide

  • Ivancea Lake
    Ivancea Lake
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  • The street sign of Ivancea
    The street sign of Ivancea
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  • the way to Ivancea
    the way to Ivancea
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Ivancea Things to Do

  • Museum of popular art in Ivancea village

    The museum is located inside of the house of the Armenian noble Karp Balioz (19th century heritage). It started its activity in Soviet times from 1984 and presents a permanent exhibition of national Moldavian art. One gallery represents samples of red and black pottery of different shapes from dishes to toys. Wooden objects had a wide and varied...

  • Noble house and parc from Ivancea...

    The Parc and the noble house is situated in the very heart of Ivancea village. It was built by an armenian noblemen Karapet Balioz in 1852-1880. The parc is on 3 hectars of land. Here in the parc one can find some very rare speices of trees exotic for Moldova.

  • A tower

    The tower is located near the Monument and village hall, behind trees when walking the main street. I don't know what it used to be but it looks imposing. Unfortunately, the tower is in not good condition.

  • Monument

    The Monument commemorates these who died between 1941 and 1945. It has a sign wit a sentence: `Nikto Ne Zabit, Nichto Ne Zabito` what means `No-one Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Forgotten`. There are also names of people who died.

  • Lake in Ivancea

    There is a lake in Ivancea. It is located near the main steet but you can miss it when there is a fog. I could hardly see it. Anyway, there must be really nice views here during summer...

  • Crosses in the village

    There are some crosses in Ivancea. They are usually located near the main street. You may find mostly crosses at the beginning and at the end of each Moldavian village.

  • Wells

    Wells are a part of Moldavian villages. There are lots of them in Ivancea. People go here to obtain water as they usually have no running water at home. Some of wells are not in use any more...

  • Cemetery

    Orthodox cemeteries look so different from catholic ones than it amazed me much. Of course, like other parts of the village, most crosses at the cemetery are blue. Morover, I could notice tables what seems to be strange. There were benches and tables near groves. It occured that orthodox people bring their food once a year and eat it at the...

  • Church

    There is not much to write about the church as I could find any information about it. Anyway, it looks really nice and it attracts from away. When walking the main road you won't miss the church!


Ivancea Transportation

  • Bus to Orhei and cab to Ivancea

    Take bus to Orhei town, get off at Ivancea (road to the right) and take a cab from the bus stop. Buses or minibuses to Orhei depart from the Central bus station in Chisinau. Cost of the ride is 15 lei (about 1 Euro) and ride lasts about 30 minutes. A ride to Ivancea in a cab costs 5 lei, provided that the car is full or 20 lei if you go yourself.

  • Direct bus to Ivancea

    Small bus (minibus or marshrutka as it is called) departs from the Central bus station in Chisinau, trip lasts about 30 minutes and costs about 1 Euro. 3 buses a day, all stops at Ivancea:Chisinau - Branesti at 10:45 amChisinau - Furceni at 12:45 amChisinau - Trebujeni at 2 pmMake sure you get 30 minutes before the departure in week days and 1 hour...

  • Buses from Chisinau

    You can take a minibus from Chisinau to Ivancea. Every bus going to Orhei stops near Ivancea. You have to get out on the main road, about 5 km from the village. Ask a driver. He says names of stops and will tell you when to leave. The trip from Chisinau takes about 40 minutes. You need to get out the bus near the stop in the picture.:)


Ivancea Shopping

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    The only shop in the village: The only shop in the village

    by ZiOOlek Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    You'd better bring something to eat and drink with you as an offer of this shop is limitted. I was surprised that there was a shop inside despite we could notice a sign outside (in Moldavian: magazin). We decided to get in when we noticed a light inside.

    What to pay: The cashier will slide small balls along rods and you will have to read how much to pay. Good luck.:)

    outside interior

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Ivancea Warnings and Dangers

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    Terrible streets

    by ZiOOlek Written Jan 7, 2006

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    There is only one asphalt street in the village. When visitng during winter you'd better wear old trousers and shoes. Otherwise you will have your new shoes like in the picture.:)

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