Cricova

Resting on the banks of the Ichel river, this town features world-famous wine cellars, a lake, and limestone mines.

Cricova is a Moldovan town, located 15km north of Chisinau, the capital of the country. Cricova is famous for its wine cellars, which make it a popular attraction for tourists. Cricova lies near the river Ichel, which goes into the Nistru river, which supplies Chisinauwith water. The water from Ichel is not used in Cricova. In the northern part of the river is situated a lake (which is near the entrance to the Cricova wine cellars), which was generally used either for fishing or entertainment. Near the town are some mines, used for limestone extraction, some of them are older than 50 years.
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