Drive to the region of Hincesti to visit Manuc Bei Mansion.
Manuc Bei Mansion or Manuc Bey Mansion (officially – Historical architectural complex Manuc Bey) is located in Hincești city in the central-western part of the Republic of Moldova; and it includes the following edifices: Palace of Manuc, House of bailiff, Countess House, Hunting Castle, Watchtower and others.
Nowadays, the architectural complex “Manuc Bei” from Hîncești is being restored and has already become one of the major destinations of Moldovan tourism.
Ostrich farm at Bardar. In the 1990s, Silvia and Igor Borjicov brought 5 African ostriches from Germany, with the intention of setting up an ostrich farm. Since then, the population has been enriched with other animals: wild horses, ponies, peacocks, pheasants, black swans, miniature goats, (the smallest in the world) ducks and falcons.
After the end of the Russo Turkish war from 1806–12, Manuc Bei left Bucharest and his big affairs were rested to some right-hand-men. He moved for a short period of time in Sibiu and later in 1815 Manuc came with his family to Chisinau, in the czarist Bessarabia where he bought Hincești’s estate with 300.000 „golden lei”.
The construction of the mansion began under the management of his son, Murat (Ivan) and it was finished by his nephew, Grigore. They built a castle of amazing beauty in French style with a winter garden, watchtowers, and a big park.
After the second world war, the mansion became soviet property. Initially, the mansion was adapted for hosting a mechanization school and later a college of construction. The stone walls of the mansion which surrounded the entire zone were destroyed in the late 50s. By the late 80’s the architectural complex was maintained in a satisfactory condition. The earthquake from 1986 was fatal for the secular villa, and after this earthquake, the rest of the buildings were declared as being in damaged condition. A new building was built for the students of the college, and the mansion began rapidly to ruin. More or less, the Hunting Castle was kept and inside of it was opened an ethnographic museum.
In 1993 the mansion got the statute of an architectural monument.
In 2012, before the initiation of the restoration works, the complex is in a condition of advanced degradation, except the Hunting Castle.
Departure from Chisinau at 09:00
Arrival in Hincesti
Visiting the Manuc-Bei Complex
The hunting castle in which the Museum of Ethnography and Natural History (Interior) is arranged
Prince’s Palace of Versailles of Moldova (Exterior)
Old Man’s House (Exterior)
Ostrich farm at Bardar
Included in the price:
- Transport throughout the route
- Welcome lunch
- English speaking guide
- Excursions according to the program
- Guide service
- Entrance tickets according to the program
Head office: Moldova r of, Chisinay city, Armeneasca street. 19