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In the 16th century, it was a famous arts and cultural center

Targoviste is a city that may seem a little dull and sad despite its prestigious past as Romanian capital and cultural center of the region between the years of 1385 and 1559 in Valachia. Thirty-three kings ruled what is now the heart of Romania. In the 16th Century, it was a famous arts and cultural center, which over saw the region's workers, painters, sculptors, such as Dobromir, to whom many churches owe their interior decor. Many of these churches bore witness to this past glory, such as Stelea, the main church of the city, open daily from 7am, whose construction is due to the Moldavian prince Vasile Lupu, and has an interior which is most magnificently decorated. If you go on a tour of the city, you have to include the royal court, which also has a beautiful church that was built by the dynasty of the voilvoides, and was surrounded by a double wall to ensure their protection. The real church dates back to the year 1580. But apart from these gems, the city unfortunately features many ugly buildings that were built during the communist era. They are gray and huge, and unfortunately they make you forget its glorious past.
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