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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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A piece of history

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria C
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 12 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 22 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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Thank Ana V
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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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

they began to build this tower during the reign of Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler, the Man who inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula novel! but this is not the Castle that is in the novel, thats Bran castle in Brasov, but this one is also very interesting :) The 360 view from the top the tower is Amazing!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Climb the tower to get a view of the ruins of Vlad the Impaler's castle in Targoviste. About halfway up, there is a little balcony that is a great platform for photos. But be careful on the way up and the way down--you get there on a narrow spiral stairway, with a section or two without a handhold. Not for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Definitely the number one thing to see in Targoviste. It's not a surprising tower so do not expect it to be breathtaking.

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