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Horezu and Brancusi – Oltenia tours

Duration: 12 hours. Price:single:475 eur/pers, double: 265 eur/pers, triple:245 eur/pers
Start Time: 08:00 and 08:30. Services included: transport, accomodation, entrance fees, professional guide.
Departure Place: your hotel. Optional:lunch in Tg Jiu

Route: Bucharest – Pitesti – Ramnicu Valcea – Horezu (visit the Horezu Monastery and stop to admire the Horezu pottery) – Targu Jiu (visit the mastepieces of Brancusi from the Targu Jiu ‘s park) – back in Bucharest.

Description of the sights:

Constantin Brancusi created in 1936-1938  in Targu Jiu a sculptural ensemble that consists of “the Endless Column”, “The Silence Table” and “The Kiss Gate“.

Furthermore, one can admire in Tirgu Jiu:

  • the Merchants Church (the Princely Cathedral) built over 1748-1764, on the place of a wooden church,
  • the “Saint Apostles  Peter and Paul” which was built over 1746-1747.

Horezu is best known for its pottery, which is sold in most Romanian folkcraft shops. But just outside the town there is the Horezu Monastery complex built at the end of the 17th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Horezu Monastery is considered as the most representative monument of the 17th century in Wallachia’s architecture. Founded in 1690 by Prince Constantine Brancovan, the monastery of Horezu, in Walachia, is a masterpiece of the Brancovan style. It is known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculptural detail, the treatment of its religious compositions, its votive portraits and its painted decorative works.