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Ramnicu Valcea Nightlife


    by MiguelPS2112 Written Aug 11, 2008

    If you get to know the righ tpeople they'll take you to the right places.... and that is what happened to me last friday. Great Underground Party... Great People... Great Music... Thank You all.

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    by alirom Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: At Râmnicu Vâlcea, just like in the legend about the foundation of the city of Rome, two Romanian princes would fight over what could be the most appropriate location for the town.Eventually the winner would be a member of the founding family of Wallachia, prince Basarab I (1310-1312), who set up a medieval settlement in the forest of Cetatuia, surrounded by Capela hills and crossed by the Râmnic and Olt Rivers. The settlement developed later on into a flourishing borough, primarily because of its skilled craftsmen, famous scholars, and, not in the least, because of its picturesque setting that the people of Râmnicu–Vâlcea are so proud of.
    The first document attesting the existence of the town dates back to 1389 when Wallachia was ruled by prince Mircea the Old (1386-1418). History records his joining western Crusaders in their fight for Christendom against Muslims. As Mircea was very fond of Râmnicu-Vâlcea, he made it into a princely residence, whose ruined walls can still be seen in the centre of the town; likewise, he built a number of monasteries and churches in the area, among which Cozia Monastery singles out as one of the most outstanding pieces of medieval art in Wallachia. Mircea the Old lies buried at Cozia Monastery. The History Museum in Râmnicu Vâlcea records events related to the making of the town, exhibiting documents, publications, portraits of historical and artistic personalities, of whom may be mentioned Nicolae Balcescu (historian and politician during the 1848 revolution), Anton Pann (poet and composer of the revolutionary song “It is time you woke up Romanians”, which actually became the national anthem after December 1989), Gib Mihaescu (writer), Cecilia Cutescu–Stork (painter), or personal belongings of prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza (he who united Moldavia and Wallachia into a unitary state in 1859), alongside official and private correspondence, medals and flags from the Independence War (1877) etc.

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