Craiova attractions

Top Choice Museum in Craiova

Art Museum

The art museum is the only real must-see in Craiova, both for the art itself, including a small but important collection of six works by internationally renowned sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi, and also for the buildi…
Museum in Craiova

Ethnographic Museum

This is a highly informative, well-organised exhibition of folk traditions in the Oltenia region surrounding Craiova. The exhibition begins downstairs with bread-making and progresses through pottery, tanning, cloth…
Museum in Craiova

Natural Science Museum

Small collection on two floors dedicated to the natural sciences. The highlights are fossils on the ground floor that include some massive mammoth tusks. On the upper level are stuffed animals representing the vario…
Church in Craiova

Holy Trinity Church

The small, red-brick Holy Trinity Church occupies a quiet spot in a park behind the statue of Mihai Viteazul. The church was initially constructed in the mid-18th century by the royal Ştirbey family, and has been re…
Church in Craiova

Madonna Dudu Church

Displayed inside this church is the Madona Dudu icon (1928), said to perform miracles for those who pray in front of it.
Landmark in Craiova

Craiova University

Craiova University's main building dominates the eastern side of the historic centre. The building dates from the late 19th century and shows off the neoclassical style that was popular at the time. It was used as t…
Notable Building in Craiova

County Prefecture

The pretty and elaborate prefecture building for Dolj County dominates the eastern side of the central square. Here you'll find a plaque to Craiova's victims of the 1989 Romanian revolution.
Monument in Craiova

Statue of Mihai Viteazul

This prominent statue of former Wallachian prince Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave), who was born near Craiova in 1558, dominates the city's central square.