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CITY OF TARGOVISTE

GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING
MAP OF TARGOV ISTE CITY

Targoviste City is situated 80 Km N-W of Bucharest, Romania' s capital, and 300 Km of Constanta, the main Romanian harbor at the Black Sea. Targoviste is the starting point towards several routes of particular value for Romanian tourism.

DAMB OVITA

ROMANIA

HISTORY
The first documentary attestation of the formal capital city is from 1396 left by the German crusader Johann Schiltberger. The first official document was written on paper by Mircea the Older (1386-1418) addressed to Tismana Monastery. Vlad the Impaler was enthroned here in 1456. Between 1396-1714 it used to be the capital of Romanian Country starting with Vlad the Impaler reign.

HISTORY
In 1499 the voivode Radu the Great rebuilt Saint Nicolae on Hill church, today known as Dealu Monastery. The church was painted in 1514 during the reign of Neagoe Basarab. Until 1600 when Michael the Brave succeeded in achieving the first Union of the Romanian principalities, Targoviste remains the capital of Romanian Country. Matei Basarab (1632-1654) reinforced the walls of the city, repaired the old churches and built new ones. Until 1659 Trgovite was the capital city of Wallachia and until 1714 was the crown residence. Tudor Vladimirescu, the leader of the revolution from 1821 was executed here in front of the Mitropoliei church.

CULTURE
Targoviste was one of the great cultural centres of the Romanian and south-east European Middle Ages. The first books in Slavonic and then in Latin, were printed, the town being one of the birth places of the Romanian literary language. Important documents can be seen at the Museum of Archeology, the Museum of History, The Museum of Printing, The Museum of the Writers The House of Trade Unions, The House of Youth, The House of Culture are places for the dissemination of culture in the city. The Tony Bulandra Theatre is new established.

TOURISM
of its Our town is proud historical vestiges:

The Royal Court, built in 1395 and enlarge in 1583.

The Chindia Tower, erected by Vlad the Impaler, with a height of 27 m. It houses The Exhibition Vlad the Impaler Dracula, legend and Historical Truth. 40 monasteries and churches, each representing the foundation of a ruling prince and carrying its historical and cultural charge
The Metropolitan Church, founded in 1495.

TOURISM
Comfortable hotels (Valahia and Dambovita, with almost 600 places) Crizantema leisure area (with swimming pools, sport fields) The Chindia Park The Zoo Park A modern summer theatre

View of Chindia Park

Museum of printing

View from Chindia Tower

Stelea Monastery

Street in Targoviste

City Hall of Targoviste

City Hall of Targoviste

REVOLUTIEI Street no. 1-3

Phone: 0040-245-611222 0040-245-613928 0040-245-611378 Fax: 0040-245-217951

E-mail: primar@pmtgv.ro bondila@pmtgv.ro Web page: www.pmtgv.ro

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