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Can you imagine an underground city, with its own transport, traffic lights, streets and crossroads? Such a place, called «Milestii Mici» we have visited earlier this year. «Milestii Mici» is the biggest wine cellar complex in Moldova, and also it’s the national and cultural sightseeing of the country, which is visited by over 10,000 people per year.
Approaching to this place you just can’t stay indifferent to the view of an ancient castle and two unique fountains in front of the entrance. Walking along the building you unintentionally associate yourself with a generous knight on the horse (well, at least we did). But anyway, everyone got a map of that underground city, sealed with wax, which was rather exciting and made our trip a little bit more exotic and adventurous.
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Upon entering the castle, we found ourselves in a maze of underground streets, filled with endless number of bottles and barrels of wine. And guess what? Milestii Mici was noted in the Guinness World Records Book, for having the largest collection of wine specimens, which is about two million bottles. The most precious specimen is the Jerusalem bottle of 1902.
The price of a 110 years old bottle of wine supposed to be about $150,000, but as the bottle was never sold, we were lucky to admire to its preciousness. During 3 hours of excursion we got a lot of impressions by listening to the guide’s talks and especially by visiting the degustation room.
Over there we were given some Moldavian snacks and everybody got two bottles of wine as a present. Huge oaken barrels, ancient lamps and natural springs fascinate you, and you just can do nothing but admire the unusual atmosphere of these cellars.
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So, if you’ve never been to this place, don’t you want to visit it? And if you already did, don’t you want to come back and see it again?