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Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

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Address: Targoviste, Romania
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Targoviste city, the old capital of Valahia, is a town with a rich culture...

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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Chindiei Tower

The tower dates from the middle of the 15th century. It's in great shape. You can go inside and climb to the top. Inside there are various exhibits with explanations of historical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sam L
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower dates from the middle of the 15th century. It's in great shape. You can go inside and climb to the top. Inside there are various exhibits with explanations of historical facts and their dates. It's not a difficult climb to the top if you take your time.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been here in so many years, too many to count and I was surprised by the changes. The site is restored and offers to visitors a better grip on the history and the importance of this place. For those passionate by the Vlad Tepes is a good place to start following the footsteps of the `infamous`` king.

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Thank mirelafelicia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

That the first girl you bring here... you will end up marring her. Well... got real for us so be careful:)) Seriously now: this historical place is wonderful. Visit it. :)

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to visit, together with the Princely Court. Unfortunately it's not completely restored, but it's definitely worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Explore the grounds to visit the church, palace ruins and of course climb the stair to the top of the tower. There is a lot to learn and see. The location continues to be upgraded, restored and excavated; that's great to see. This is worth a visit.

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Thank Mortaric
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you go to Targoviste, Chindiei Tower is a must do. Great view and good history. And since you are there, take a walk to Chindiei Park; it is so quiet and relaxing!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Turnul Chindiei (The Sunset Tower) is part of the Royal Court complex of Targoviste. the previous historical capital of Romania. The emblem of the city, Turnul Chindiei is yet the very nearest attraction to Bucharest where prince Vlad the3rd -"the Impaler" or "Draculea" exercised the longest time of his ruling over Wallachia. Definitely a Must See piece of history. Only... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

If you're passing through Târgoviște take a break and visit the old citadel, the ex-capital of the Southern Romanian County. Entrance costs only 10 RON. Or maybe plan a day-trip and also have lunch here and walk in the Chindia Park in the after noon...

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The tower is located inside the old royal court and you have to pay a 10 RON admission fee. For taking pictures another 15 RON fee is required but don't worry, the court and the tower will be worthy of your photos. It is well preserved and you can climb the stairs to the top for a nice view of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour visiting the area which comprises the Chindia tower and the remains of the castle. Large panels with a map at the entrance explain in English the history of the area. It's located near the town centre, next to the gardens (there's a lake and activities for children) and zoo.

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