Cricova is a Moldovan town, located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Chişinău, 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 Chişinău with 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.