The rich heritage of documents and objects, which reconstruct parts of the history of the town, is to be found in the Gallery of the National Complex "The Princely Court".
A lot of buildings (genuine historical and architectural monuments) belonging to this Complex contain museums and exhibitions which offer, both the inhabitants of the town and the tourists visiting the old capital, monuments of glory as well as of intense creative activity of the town of Targoviste.
In the days of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), "Turnul Chindiei" ("The Sunset Tower") was built, becoming the emblem of the town. Petru Cercel ordered the construction of the second Princely House and the Big Church of the Court. It was in Matei Basarab's days that the Princely Houses were repaired and the "Turkish bathing place" was built. In an extension of the main enclosure the St. Friday's Church and Princess Balasa's Houses are to be found, near the ruins of Dionisie Lupu's House.
Yes, it's in Targoviste, 80km from the capital of Romania - Bucharest, but this gate is indeed called The Bucharests' Gate
I couldn't resist trying to be a creating photographer ...looking through the pillars on the top of the Chindia Tower..great view
This well preserved ruins clearly guides you trough the dormitories and the rooms where ancient leaders used to think about invaders.
The former princely church is a superb 16th century, together with the Chindia Tower contransting with the Old Court's ruins.