Botanical Gardens

Bucharest Botanical Gardens were founded in 1860,  completed in 1866 to the designs and instructions of Ulrich Hoffmann.  Today, the gardens extends over an area of more than 17 hectares, and hosts more than 10,000 species of plants. The gardens were opened in 1891, when the building of the greenhouses finished. The garden was damaged … More Botanical Gardens

Coltea Church

Colţea Church is an important monument of Walachian architecture from the late 17th century foundet by the same nobleman, Mihai Cantacuzino. It was restored in 2005. The church built in italian baroque style with wallachian brancovan ornamentation. The large open veranda with front and side arches, supported by 10 stone columns with carved column heads laying on high pedestals with … More Coltea Church

Coltea hospital

Coltea is the name of the oldest hospital in Romania, built in 1704 to be a hospital for the poor people. The organization and operation of the hospital was based on the model of Ospedale di S. Lazzaro e Mendicanti Hospital in Venice. The history of the buildings is  belong Governor Mihai Cantacuzino. Also the … More Coltea hospital

BNR Palace

The National Bank of Romania is hosted by two impressive buildings: The Old Palace and The new Wing Palace. The Old Palace of the Romanian National Bank built between 1884 and 1890 by the architects Cassien Bernard, who also built the Alexander III Bridge over the Seine (in Paris), and Albert Galleron, who created the … More BNR Palace

CEC Palace

The palace was built as a new headquarters for Romania’s oldest bank, the public savings institution Casa de Depuneri, Consemnațiuni și Economie, later known as C.E.C.  and nowadays CEC Bank. The land was bought and the building constructed with the institution’s own funds. Work started on June 8, 1897 and was completed in 1900. The project was designed … More CEC Palace

Namaiesti Monastery

Nămăeşti Monastery is situated in a picturesque area, an area with ancient historical traces, very close to Campulung Muscel city, at an altitude of almost 800 meters, in Nămăeşti village, Arges county. It is said that Nămăşeştii are the oldest monastery of nuns from Wallachia. The church of the monastery is found in a cave, which … More Namaiesti Monastery

Ghighiu Monastery

Raised more than four centuries ago in the middle of a forest that was part of the legendary Codri of Vlasia, Ghighiu monastery attracts believers from all over the country. There are two reasons why people come to pray here: the miracle-working icon of the Mother of God – Siriaca, brought just from Syria, and … More Ghighiu Monastery