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Top Choice Museum in Târgovişte

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 …
Top Choice Romanian in Târgovişte

Queen's Corner

Grab an upper-level terrace table overlooking the pedestrian street and enjoy excellent Romanian and international dishes, including well-executed grilled meats and steaks. They also have very good wood-fired pizzas…
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…
Italian in Târgovişte

San Marco

Arguably the most attractive of several restaurants along the city's small pedestrianised strip. The focus here is pasta, risotto, pizza and salad, and there's a decent wine list on hand. There are several outside t…
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…
Pizza in Târgovişte

Bistro Alexo

The inviting garden terrace is a welcome spot for coffee or pizza before or after a visit to the nearby Princely Court. The salads are enormous; one is enough for the whole table. They also serve good espresso.
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.
Cultural in Târgovişte

Dragaica

Held since the Middle Ages, this pagan pre-harvest celebration is held annually in Târgovişte in the last week of June.