Tirgoviste Travel Guide

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Tirgoviste Things to Do

  • princely court

    The place that most visitors to Targoviste do visit. The ruins are a well known landmark in this area and well worth visiting. The Princely Court in Targoviste was the capital of Wallachia, where Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula, ruled. Vlad took the throne at the Princely Court in 1456. To repay boyars for taking he and his brother hostages, it was...

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  • sunset tower

    If you feel very energetic, you can climb the tower. Approx 300 steps to get to the top and in places quite narrow. Vlad the Impaler's soldiers used the Sunset Tower as a lookout in Targoviste. Now it houses an exhibition illustrating Vlad's life. The Sunset Tower is great for taking panoramic photos of Targoviste.

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  • princely church

    When visiting the ruins of the castle, your first building would be the church. This 16th century structure was a place of worship for rulers who succeeded Vlad the Impaler. Inside, visitors can see frescos and icons, that was very well preserved.

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  • The little sidewalk churches

    As you drive thru Romania, you will notice these little mini churches all along the way. They are used by the locals to go and burn candles for both the deceased and the living. Some of them are very nicely decorated, whilst others are just plain with a cross.

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  • A Church visit

    Visiting one of the many churches is really a must. The churches are beautifully decorated and actually I believe attending one of the services is an experience. People come and go all the time etc.

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  • Old years eve

    Old years eve on the square was quite something to experience. What added to it was the fact that Romania became part of the EU on that night. Concerts were held and everyone was just extremely festive.

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  • Monasteries

    The 17th century Selea Monastery has a highly decorative exterior and a remarkable iconastasis on the interior. The Dealu Monastery is the resting place for the head of Micheal the Brave, who is recognized for a unification of Moldavia and Transylvania.

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  • Targoviste and Ceausescu:

    Ceausescu's Law Courts is now a History Museum, and the first floor was, during his lifetime, devoted to his accomplishments--though now it is a showcase for art exhibitions. Ceausescu and his wife were excecuted in a barracks in Targoviste in 1989.

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  • The Princely Church at Targoviste:

    This 16th century structure was a place of worship for rulers who succeeded Vlad the Impaler. Inside, visitors can see frescos and icons.

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Tirgoviste Restaurants

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    by mvtouring Written Jan 20, 2007

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    It seems that everyone comes to the park situated just behind Dracula's castle (or the ruins thereof). The little restaurant there serves the best pizza's in Tirgovista.

    Favorite Dish: pizza

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Tirgoviste Nightlife

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    by floriangn Written May 10, 2010

    I love attending services at the Monastery. The monks are very good people and they do a lot for the people in our town. The 17th century Selea Monastery has a nice decorative exterior and a remarkable iconastasis on the interior. The Dealu Monastery is the burial place for the head of Micheal the Brave, who is recognized for a unification of Moldavia and Transylvania.

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Tirgoviste Local Customs

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    by mvtouring Written Jan 16, 2007

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    When you stay with the locals and have a party, they are bound to start doing traditional dancing. It is actually very easy to learn, so do have fun and join them.

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Tirgoviste Warnings and Dangers

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    by mvtouring Written Jan 15, 2007

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    Beggars in Eastern Europe are quite common. Should you give to beggars in Eastern Europe? That's up to you, but you can use a variety of indicators to tell you whether or not its safe and smart to give

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Tirgoviste What to Pack

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    by mvtouring Written Jan 15, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For wintertime, you need shoes with a good grip, no shoes with leather soles and you will be flat on your back more often than not when the snow turns into ice. Headgear is extremely important in the cold weather.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In some countries, it may actually be possible to get medicines over-the-counter at pharmacies, but it’s better to bring your own to be sure. Keep these in your carry-on luggage as well. A note from your doctor is also a good idea, to protect yourself from any questions as you go through customs

    Photo Equipment: Adaptors and Chargers for Electronics
    If you carry a digital camera or cell phone, you’ll want to be able to recharge it. Having a charger won’t be enough because American-style plugs won't work in Eastern European electrical outlets, so make sure you purchase a power converter/adaptor. The proper device will reduce the 220 volts to a safe 110 volts for your appliances, as well as use a plug with two round prongs to fit into the sockets of your hotel room.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Insect Repellent
    If you are going to be hiking, bring insect repellent. Mosquito populations can be quite dense in forested areas. You also need to be wary of ticks. Products are available, but you may feel more confident with your own DEET-containing chemical spray or lotion.

    Miscellaneous: Documents
    Don’t forget them. Passport, appropriate visas, credit cards, money to exchange—leave them behind and you’re out of luck. Put all of these items safely in traveler’s wallet either on your person or in your carry-on luggage so they go where you go. I personally scan my passport, insurance document, air ticket and any hotel reservations/vouchers and then send it via e-mail to my yahoo adress where I can make a copy quickly in case of emergency. As a second back-up a Full-Color Photo Copy of Your Passport and Visas If your original passport goes missing, a good-quality photo copy can serve you well. Store these separately from your other documents so that if your wallet gets lost, you’ll still have your color copies.

    Contacts and/or Glasses
    If you have impaired vision, bring all the necessary supplies. You may have difficulty finding the products you need when you get to Eastern Europe.

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Tirgoviste Favorites

  • Lighting up

    The owners of this house lit up their home with white lights and it was really and extremely beautiful sight.

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  • Vlad the Impaler - the Real Dracula

    Vlad the Impaler did not resemble the stereotypical Dracula character we think of today. Vlad the Impaler was a ruler of Wallachia, a region of Romania. He lived from 1431 to 1476. Vlad the Impaler was also known as Vlad III and Vlad Tepes. He was a figher and a prince, known for his cruelty and propensity to impale anyone who got in his way. In...

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