Târgovişte attractions

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Military Barracks

This small, spare museum just outside the train station contains the military barracks where former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena were tried and executed by firing squad on Christmas Day in …
Museum in Târgovişte

Princely Court

The Princely Court was built in the 14th century for Mircea cel Bătrân (Mircea the Old) and remained a formal residence for Wallachia’s princes, including Vlad Ţepeş, until the reign of Constantin Brâncoveanu (r 168…
Church in Târgovişte

Târgu Church

Near the restaurants on Str Alexandru Ioan Cuza is the beautiful, partially frescoed Târgu Church. Dating to 1654, it was painted during the 17th and 18th centuries, but destroyed during an earthquake in 1940. Exten…
Zoo in Târgovişte

Zoo

Târgovişte's small zoo, in the park just north of the Princely Court, is surprisingly comprehensive, with some large cats, a hippo, lots of chimps and a variety of other animals. The zoo shows obvious signs of wear …
Museum in Târgovişte

Museum of Printing & Old Romanian Books

Housed in a 17th-century palace built by Constantin Brâncoveanu for his daughter Safta, this museum is filled with original books from the beginning of Romania’s printing age and manuscripts by 17th- and 18th-centur…
Church in Târgovişte

Cathedral

Târgovişte's main church occupies a prominent position in the town's central Parcul Mitropoliei. The church is built of red brick in Byzantine style and dates from the early 20th century.
Museum in Târgovişte

Museum of Romanian Police

Romania’s only police museum has a number of exhibitions from the 19th and 20th centuries, including an overfilled cloakroom-style display of uniforms, verily inviting one to don and model the inventory.
Monument in Târgovişte

Statue of Mihai Viteazu

A large statue of 16th-century Wallachian Prince Mihai Viteazu marks the western end of the town's central park.