Curtea de Arges – the city of kings and poets

Curtea de Arges is a charming Romanian town located approximately 180 kilometers from the capital. The town is a real gem for historians and architecture lovers. According to archaeological research, today’s Curtea and its immediate vicinity were inhabited by Dakish tribes as early as the 3rd century AD. The city reached its peak of splendor in the 14th century, when it became the seat of the Wallachian hospodars. Witnesses to these wonderful times are its monuments, including two very significant churches, namely: the church of St Nicholas, known as the “princely”, and a real miracle of architecture – the metropolitan church. In this city, annual poetry festivals are held, attended by invited poets from all over the world.

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