Museums in Bucharest

Curtea Veche

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Curtea Veche (the Old Princely Court), built as a place or residence during the rule of Vlad III Dracula in the 15th century, now operates as a museum in the centre of Bucharest, Romania. The residence was moved under the rule of Radu cel Frumos, who moved the princely residence and the Wallachian capital to Bucharest.[] In the 16th century Mircea Ciobanul rebuilt it completely and afterward it became the nucleus of the Bucharest, surrounded by the houses of traders and craftsmen. Alexander Ypsilantis built a new princely court in 1775 at Dealul Spirii and the old one acquired its present name.[] In its current role as a museum, the palace and neighbourhood inspired Mateiu Caragiale to write his novel Craii de Curtea-Veche. It is also at the center of efforts to restore the historic center of Bucharest.


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Tony Popa
31 May 2014
Voivodal Palace originally a XIVth century fortress, which was extended by Vlad the Impaler, this place was the residence of Wallachians rulers.
Andreea Dinu
10 November 2015
Un loc minunat,merita vizitat :)
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