Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Targoviste

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The Chindia Tower (Romanian: Turnul Chindiei) is a tower in the Curtea Domnească monuments ensemble in Târgoviște, Romania, built in the 15th century. The tower was begun during the second reign of Prince Vlad III the Impaler over Wallachia and took its final form during the 19th century. It initially had a military purpose, but during its history, it has been used as a guard point, a fire spotter, and for storing and protecting the state treasury. Between 1847 and 1851, the Chindia Tower was completely restored by Gheorghe Bibescu who added 5 metres (16 ft) to its height. The building in its current form has a height of 27 metres (89 ft) and a diameter of 9 metres (30 ft).

The Chindia Tower, the most important tourist attraction in Târgoviște, is considered the city's symbol; the tower elements are present in the city's emblem, at the top and also at the bottom. As a monument the tower now houses an exhibition of documents, weapons and objects which belonged to Vlad the Impaler. Today the tower is administered by the National Museum Curtea Domnească.
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  • 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! 
    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!  more »
  • 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 
    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  more »
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  • Managed to visit only the printing house and the yard. The church and tower are not open to visit yet. They say it will be open after 15th of July. Anyway, it's a place that must be seen since it is an important piece of Romanian history. Another thing: entry fee is 12 lei for adult, 6 lei for kids.
  • Great place to imagine a piece of Romanian history

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