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A weekend in Râmnicu Vâlcea – what you can visit

Râmnicu Vâlcea într-un weekend

If you choose to visit Râmnicu Vâlcea in a weekend, you will find various tourist attractions that will delight your stay. A weekend in this wonderful area will fill you with energy. You will discover a city that will surprise you in a very pleasant way, where the emphasis is on tradition. It is a place surrounded by mountains and forested hills, inside which you will find a fairytale land. Castles, mansions, memorial houses, and many other tourist attractions will invite you to discover them.

​1. Anton Pann Memorial House

Anton Pann Memorial House is located on Știrbei Vodă Street at number 4 and is a place to visit if you are in Rămnicu Vâlcea. The site is a monument of urban architecture, built in the mid-eighteenth century, with a gazebo, cellar, a kitchen, a bedroom and an office room. Inside this house, you will discover a memorial exhibition dedicated to Anton Pann: antique furniture, collections of folklore, poems, stories, old books, paintings, fabrics, musical works, etc. Visiting hours: Monday-Sunday (summer: 10:00 – 18:00; winter 9:00 – 17:00).

​2. Museum of History

The History Museum in Râmnicu Vâlcea is located in the old Clock School, which dates from the end of the 19th century. This architectural monument houses chronologically arranged collections, with elements from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Ages exposed in a modern way. Tourists are attracted by the reconstructed archeological sites from Stolniceni, Ocnița, the Roman camp Arutela-Căciulata. Visiting hours: summer schedule: daily 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays; winter schedule: daily 9:00 – 17:00, closed on Mondays.

3. Independence Monument

The Independence Monument is located on Carol I Street on Capela Hill and was built by the sculptor Ioan Iordănescu, during the years 1913-1914. The statue symbolizes “Romania with a sorrowful face for her sons who bravely fell in battle”. It is a monument dedicated to the heroes who fell in the war of 1877-1878. on the east, south and north faces are carved the names of the heroes who fell in the Bulgarian campaign. The symbol of Independence is embodied by a young woman holding the national flag in her left hand and in her right hand she has a laurel wreath above an open brass book, placed on the pedestal.

4. “Casa Simian” Art Museum

The building belonged to the Nae and Tita Simian family, originally from Saliștea Sibiului, being the owners of a shoe factory in Râmnicu Vâlcea, in the middle of the 20th century. The space of the museum meets Gothic, Renaissance elements, giving the general impression of an Italian villa, accentuated by the existence of the interior garden, terraced, with portico and awning roof. From the first half of the 20th century, the museum has works by Gh. Petrascu, N. Tonitza. Th.Pallady, C.Michailescu.

The second half of the twentieth century includes in the exhibition works of painters: H.Catargi, I.Tuculescu, Florin Niculiu, Margareta Sterian, Michaela Eleutheriade, Lucia Dem. Balacescu, Corneliu Baba, Camil Ressu, Horia Bernea, Virgil Almasanu, Dan Hatmanu, Sabin Balasa, Ion Salisteanu, Paul Gherasim, Ion.Grigorescu, Marin Gherasim, Viorel Margineanu, etc., and some sculptural works, among which the artistic quality stands out, those made by George Apostu, Ovidiu Maitec, and Costel Badea. Visiting hours: summer schedule: daily 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays; winter schedule: daily 9:00 – 17:00, closed on Mondays.

5. Râmnicu Vâlcea District Court

The court in Râmnicu Vâlcea is a historical monument made by the engineer Henri Susskind, built during the years 1906-1907. The special architecture, as well as its cultural value, attracts many tourists every year. The building has been included in the list of Historic Monuments. The courthouse was built on the site of a girls’ primary school.

Also, in Râmnicu Vâlcea, a historical town, travelers may visit many churches.
Some of the churches you can discover in this wonderful city are:

  • Buna Vestire Church – rebuilt on June 26, 1747 by Radu Râmniceanu, Ion Moldoveanu and Master Grigore. In the churchyard there is the Cross of Mihnea Vodă, also known as the Cross of the Misheas, a landmark stone from 1718.
  • Cuvioasa Paraschiva Church Matei Basarab founded the “Sfânta Paraschiva” Church or the buried church in Vidin, where, at the entrance, you can see the stone on which is written the name of the founder, the voivode Matei Basarab, being the oldest church in the region.
  • Toți Sfinții Church – It was built, between 1762-1764, by Bishop Grigorie Socoteanu, Hagi Constantin Malake and Theodor the monk, abbot of Drobuşa monastery, to which are later added Ioan and Bica Lahovary. Here is celebrated the patron saint of All Saints and of St. Martyr Mina.
  • Sf. Dumitru Church – The parish church dedicated to Saint Dumitru, from Râmnicu-Vâlcea, was built before the 18th century.
  • Sf. Gheorghe Church – The holy place was built between 1998-1999, being consecrated by His Holiness Gherasim, bishop of Râmnicu, on June 3.
    On a weekend spent in this area, you will enjoy the dreamy views and the impressive architecture of the buildings. Hotel Simfonia will welcome you with open arms in charming accommodation, where you will spend a relaxing stay.
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