Mazarakievsky church, the old city of Kishinev, this oldest architectural construction in Kishinev is probable. Still military topographer A.Zashchuk has placed it on topographic maps of that time. Staromoldavsky style, building has come to the end in 1757. Was under construction on a place, destroyed by Turks, a monastery. The church operating till now has also the second name - Pokrovsk. Now here распологается Russian orthodox old believe church "Cover of the Sacred Virgin". There are two legends of occurrence of church. One is connected with Vasily Mazaraki's vow which at that time was the Moldavian deputy, another says, that originally the church was wooden, Turks have burnt it, in the sixties it have built up already stone. And from the Temple of Christmas of Divine Mother it has turned to the Temple of the Cover of Divine Mother. Historians argue till now.
Anyway, the church costs 250 years. Costs in the most beautiful place - at a hill foot the river the Bull proceeds. Here till 1935 there were fountains, springs, in number of 40 pieces, supplying all city water. Here there was the chain bridge connecting a hill with opposite coast.
Near Mazarakievsky old believe church it is always silent, here rest and silence. Old Believers, despite persecutions of official church, have kept a spirit of the age and the belief.