Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
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Targoviste city, the old capital of Valahia, is a town with a rich culture and history placed in the southern of Romania at 80 km. from Bucharest. Symbol of the old fortress of Targoviste, “Chindia” Tower (“the Sunset Tower”) was build in the second reign time of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler).
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Nadir A
Constanta, Romania188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
I was there with my whole family, 4 people. The View îs charming and atractive. Staff îs very polite and proffesional, willing to explain everything, especially Mrs. Minodora Carciumaru. Many thanks!
Written April 30, 2021
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Built originally in the XIV-th century , serving as a look-out tower and having mainly military purposes - the "Sunset Tower" ("chindie" in the archaic Romanian means sunset) became nowadays a symbol of city of Targoviste.
Refurbished and its height extended to its current height in the XIX-th century and getting to the current shape.
Today when you visit the ruins of the "Royal court " of Targoviste it is a definite must that you check-out the tower also. Getting to the top is done by the means of stairs, so prepare to climb - is not an issue unless you have a medical condition.
For those of you with a passion for history (and/or architecture) it will be a very interesting spot, that is certain and if you are their with a guide it will a very good experience.
Written October 26, 2022
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cristina s
Targoviste, Romania177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Targoviste was the capital of Valahia in old times, here is the royal court where a lot of kings stays. Is not Bran castle the real castle of Dracula - he never was there, is just a spectacular castle (Bran Castle).
The real name of Dracula was Vlad Tepes, and he was a strong king of Valahia and he was apreciate in his country. One of the legend said it was a fountain around Targoviste and was a gold cup (made from gold metal) with preciuos stones left byside to drink water with, and nobody stole it because all the thiefs was afraid ... if somebody stole something he was punish by cuting his hands... Because of that rules and many other in the same style, the rate of criminality descrese it at zero.. All population was happy and feel much safe... Are many storys in old manuscrises about Vlad Tepes, he take many strong mesures ... He burn in a church all the nobility who gives the country to Otoman Empire, and have some adventages... Vlad Tepes was a patriot, loved by his people and villeges... One time, when turkey comes to invade Valahia Vlad Tepes burn all the cereals (the grains) from the fields, poisen the fountains and he put a lot of death people killed in high woods in his back part ... Was a real wood from death people... Otomans was afraid and goes back, Valahis was saved...
The Curtea Domneasca and Chindia Tower are places full of true history... Too bad the City Hall are not investing in this old vestigies and to take care of all this treasures...
Written May 28, 2014
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Denisa I
Bucharest, Romania158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Very picturesque place to visit in Targoviste. The ticket price was 12 RON and the staff(the guardian at the entrance) was very polite and helpful
Written September 21, 2020
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David Alexandre L
Bucharest, Romania114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
I never hear about that place but I understand that it is very reach in History. It was bild by the father if Vlad Tepes. And it was for a long time a Capital. They have done a very nice job ovethere. It is atractive and educative. If you come in Romania, you must see this place.
Written November 11, 2018
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Bogdan M
Huntsville, TX6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
Great site to visit. Clean and quite.
The entrance ticket is about $2.5. If you carry a camera, be ready to pay an extra $4 on top of entrance ticket. I don't understand how a photo permit can be more expensive than the entrance itself. There is nothing exciting to take pictures of anyway, other than a bunch of ruins. Also, at the entrance there is a very unpleasant and unwelcoming security guy who will watch you very suspicious.
Written November 19, 2015
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CarpatBike
Romania300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
Nice view over the old city of Targoviste.
Kids enjoy best.
Less than 1 hour visit.
The history is provided by the panels
Written August 8, 2014
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IulianaUK
Newport, United Kngdom64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
This is a poorly promoted historical testimony of the Vallachian rulers' past. This tower has protected the city of Targoviste and seen many battles of famous Vallachian rulers, such as Vlad the Impaller, Mircea the Elder and Michael the Brave. It is in top condition. During its visit one can read about its past, about the real life of Dracula, the cruelty of the times and immerse in its atmosphere. Upstairs one can see a splendid image of Targoviste and the Hill Monastery and its surroundings.
I remember a conversation with a Romanian lady while climbing the stairs of the Tower. When she reflected upon coming to revisit the Tower all the way from the USA, I felt that this is a place in heart, full of tranquility and magic, a must-see.After all, I do it as often as I can, all the way from Wales.
Written July 1, 2014
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Anca Nicoara
Targoviste, Romania39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Was built during the reign of Vlad Tepes,it has been used as an observation tower. It was the higest proint of Targoviste for many years. It îs a beautiful view from the top it worth to see it.
Written May 27, 2014
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Atonis
Targoviste, Romania27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
You definitely have to go there and I give you 3 reasons why:
1. The 360° view is superb
2. A little of this historical place never hurt anyone
3. There are a lot of stairs to climb. :)
Written November 25, 2019
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