9 Things to Do in Targoviste That You Shouldn't Miss

December 23, 2017 Darleen Reid

Discover the best top things to do in Targoviste, Romania including Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Princely Court, Princely Church, Museum of Communism, Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca), Parcul Chindia, Manastirea Dealu, Muzeul de Arta, Bucharests' Gate.
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1. Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

Targoviste, Romania
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

Targoviste city, the old capital of Valahia, is a town with a rich culture and history placed in the southern of Romania at 80 km. from Bucharest. Symbol of the old fortress of Targoviste, “Chindia” Tower (“the Sunset Tower”) was build in the second reign time of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler).

Reviewed By Kay M - Augusta, GA

The view from the top is stunning. The bell inside was made in Poland which was a popular place from which to buy a bell. The spiral staircase is about 130 steps and you are rewarded by a spectacular view at the top.

2. Princely Court

Targoviste, Romania
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Princely Court

Reviewed By Mortaric - Toronto

You can explore the ruins and go up the tower for a great view of the surrounding city and a look down at the Princely Court. They were continuing the excavation and upgrades while we were there; it's good to see places being kept up. The church was also nicely restored and good to visit.

3. Princely Church

Targoviste, Romania +40 245 613 278
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Princely Church

Reviewed By carlousmoochous - Melbourne, Australia

The small church looks beautiful from the top of the tower and equally impressive on the inside. The walls are covered in amazing portraits and other paintings. Despite the small size of the church there are plenty of decorations including a grand chandelier. Restoration work is in progress to restore the interior and repair the masonry work however you still get a great impression of how grand the church would have been when it was in use.

4. Museum of Communism

Bulevardul Regele Carol I, Targoviste 130010, Romania +40 245 613 946
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Museum of Communism

Reviewed By MalmesburyDave - Malmesbury, United Kingdom

Located in Targoviste City, around 80 km from the capital is an old Military Barracks where the former Romanian leader and his wife were taken, tried and executed on Christmas day in 1989.
Four days earlier he had attempted to speak from the Parliament buildings in Bucharest and inform the people he had persecuted for so long that things would improve in January. He was not believed and as matters went out of his control down blow in the square, Ceausescu and his wife escaped in a military helicopter. During the flight the pilot was informed the military had joined the revolutionaries, he then landed at the barracks in Targovista handing over his charges to the army. Their life of sheer luxury moved to a small drab room where they were imprisoned until their show trial on Christmas morning. It lasted less than an hour and led to their execution by firing squad. The barracks in question, well at least the four or so rooms and the execution site are now a museum staffed by English speaking volunteers. Maybe for some it will prove gruesome but in reality it provides both the Romanians and the foreign visitor to more understand the historic events at the end of the 1980's that was to effect such a major change in this beautiful and fascinating country.

5. Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca)

Str. Justice, No. 7, Targoviste 130 014, Romania +40 245 613 946
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4 based on 13 reviews

Curtea Domneasca (Corte Principesca)

Reviewed By Sam L - Seattle, Washington

This is a very interesting site of historical significance dating from the 14th century. It contains several buildings including a church and the Chindia tower. On the front of the church is a plaque that lists the rulers, their names and the dates of their rule. Among the names is Vlad Tepes, a ruler famous for defending Wallachia from the Turkish empire. His reputation far exceeds that in Romanian as well as world history.
The ruins are of the principle residence of the royal family. Unfortunately, its just the foundation and lower parts of the building that are left but you can walk through them. The Chindia tower you can climb to the top and imagine yourself looking out for the advancing Turks. If you're in the Targoviste area it's worth a look.

6. Parcul Chindia

Calea Domneasca, Targoviste 130016, Romania
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4 based on 13 reviews

Parcul Chindia

Reviewed By DANMD - Bucharest, Romania

Attested as a princely court, Targoviste became well known under Mircea cel Batran, Dan II, Vlad Dracul and many other wallachian rulers. Here were taken important decisions by those rulers, Vlad III Draculea looses his life at Targoviste.
Being located at a relatively short distance from the Danube River, Targiviste was considered the first line to fight and oppose the ottomans. Close also by Transylvanian border Princely Court from Targoviste was considered the avanpost against the Turks by the Pope, Hungarian Kingdom and other states interested to defeat the High Gate.
Stop here for the visit dear traveler and you'll leave this place satisfied.

7. Manastirea Dealu

Aleea Manastirea Dealu 1 | Viforâta, Targoviste 130004, Romania +40 245 211 880
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4 based on 5 reviews

Manastirea Dealu

Reviewed By SirAndrei - Bucharest, Romania

This is a place with Church from 14 th century. After that, it has a very big history and a very important role. Here in the grave of Mihai Viteazul.

8. Muzeul de Arta

Calea Domneasca 185, Targoviste 130008, Romania +40 245 613 946
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3.5 based on 2 reviews

Muzeul de Arta

Reviewed By hjmisizeki

トゥルゴヴィシュテの町を歩いていたら円柱のある建物がありました。そこが博物館になっています。この町はかつてはルーマニアの古都です。それを見せています。

9. Bucharests' Gate

Targoviste, Romania
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2.5 based on 13 reviews

Bucharests' Gate

Reviewed By DANMD - Bucharest, Romania

It is the first contact with you dear traveller when you reach the former capital of Wallachia coming from Bucharest. It is the first "Bastion" that kept the enemies outside the walls if they were coming with no peaceful thoughts.
And stands from middle ages as a real witness of Wallachia's (Romania's) history.
Dare to visit this town!

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