Tower of Chindia

Built by Lord Vlad the Impaler, during the second reign, initially for military purposes, the building serving as a watchtower, fire-arc, but also for storing the treasure, the Chindia Tower is part of the Royal Court Monument Complex Targoviste.

Between 1847 and 1851, the tower was completely restored by ruler Gheorghe Bibescu, the current form being attributed to him, including the elevation with 5 meters from the original construction.

Besides the fact that it is a special historical monument, the tower offers visitors a wide exhibition of weapons, documents and other objects belonging to the prince Vlad the Impaler.

The exhibition of photographs that brings to the forefront the famous ruler of Wallachia is called "Vlad Ţepeş-Dracula. Legend and Historical Truth ". In addition to the tower, all other monuments belonging to the old Royal Court of Târgovişte can also be visited.

On the way to Chindia Tower you can visit the ruins of the Mavros Cantacuzino Palace, the Magureni Church, the ruins of the Draghici Cantacuzino Palace, the Calinesti Church, the Pana Filipescu Mansion and the Postelnic Cantacuzino Palace and the Merchants Cross.

  • Str. Calea Domneasca, nr. 181, Targoviste, jud. Dambovita
  • 44.932301, 25.458219
  • 41.4 km
  • 48 minutes
  • 0245 611 222; 0245 613 928