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Str. Justice, No. 7, Targoviste 130 014, Romania
+40 245 613 946
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is the old Royal Court, dating from the 14th century. It's worth visiting especially if you are around.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gpascanu
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The actual place of Ceausescu’s trial & execution. Bullet holes in the walls. If you are a history buff you will love it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fredboy1946
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The old capital of the Romanian country (aka Valahia), visiting this place really takes you back some hundreds of years. The Church and the Chindia tower are the most meaningful attractions, but I would also recommend the museum of old books.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Radu E
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The place may offer you a couple of hours outside, in a place full of history. It is well maintained. Do not miss if you arrive in Targoviste.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anca T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

it's worth the visit, especially since in the complex you can also find the typography museum, which is very interesting and if you pay the fee to get inside the Princely Court you can go inside the museum for free. The ruins are super interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank IlincaLirael
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very little known Museum in Targoviste. It used to be a Calvary school but ended up being the location where Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu were held, stood trial and ultimately were executed on Christmas Day in 1989. It was very interesting to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a very interesting site of historical significance dating from the 14th century. It contains several buildings including a church and the Chindia tower. On the front of the church is a plaque that lists the rulers, their names and the dates of their...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Sam L
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely visit in the romanian history! Interesting informations, we liked the Chindia Tower, the church and all the fortress.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cristian V
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The Royal Court from Targoviste, was used since 1368 like secondary Royal Court for a lot of great liders ( Vlad Tepes, Matei Basarab, Stefan cel Mare, Mihai Viteazu end the list could continue). There is a complex of buildings like: Chindia Tower ( a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank 371oanac
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