Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), Targoviste

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The Chindia Tower (Romanian: Turnul Chindiei) is a tower in the Curtea Domnească monuments ensemble in Târgovişte, Romania, built in the 15th century. The tower was begun during the second reign of Prince Vlad III the Impaler over Wallachia and took its final form during the 19th century. It initially had a military purpose, but during its history, it has been used as a guard point, a fire spotter, and for storing and protecting the state treasury. Between 1847 and 1851, the Chindia Tower was completely restored by Gheorghe Bibescu who added 5 metres (16 ft) to its height. The building in its current form has a height of 27 metres (89 ft) and a diameter of 9 metres (30 ft).

The Chindia Tower, the most important tourist attraction in Târgovişte, is considered the city's symbol; the tower elements are present in the city's emblem, at the top and also at the bottom. As a monument the tower now houses an exhibition of documents, weapons and objects which belonged to Vlad the Impaler. Today the tower is administered by the National Museum Curtea Domnească.
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Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) Reviews

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  • Best point to see the city and surroundings. Also important, historical monument. Never get bored of visiting.  more »
  • You definitely have to go there and I give you 3 reasons why: 1. The 360° view is superb 2. A little of this historical place never hurt anyone 3. There are a lot of stairs to climb. :)  more »
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  • It was much nicer than I expected. The place has a really cool history, I guess it is recommended to hire a guide. If you want a great view you have to climb all the way to the top of the tower.
  • Great tourist attraction, loved it! Offers an amazing view over the city.

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