Curtea Veche (the Old Princely Court) was built as a palace or residence during the rule of Vlad III Dracula in 1459. Archaeological excavations started in 1953, and now the site is operated by the Muzeul Municipiului București in the historic centre of Bucharest, Romania.
Vlad the Impaler's reign was dominated by conflicts with the Ottoman Empire, hence the necessity to permanently watch over and protect the southern border, the Danube, made him stay in the fortified town on the Dâmbovița banks. He issued a Latin document on 13 June 1458 from the area of current Bucharest. Then, on 20 September 1459, he issued a document in Slavonic, specifically referring to the "fortress" in Bucharest, his "princely residence". Other documents were issued in 1460 and 1461. Vlad would have been accompanied by his family, courtiers, and an army corps.:23
Teo Gerald | Mar 30, 2018
One of beautiful church that was still being used by local in old town
Carmen Stanca | Jan 26, 2018
It's a beautifully restored historical church.
Myra Chai | Mar 16, 2017
Beautiful little church we stopped at before dinner, which is still in use. The night we went I'm not sure if there was a special event, but lines were out the door and it was packed inside. Worth it to stop by and check out the interior.
Попеляев Олег | Aug 13, 2017
Another beautiful church in the old city center of Bucharest.
Morgan McKenzie | Jun 28, 2016
Beautiful little church, still in active use. I almost felt bad going in as a tourist, although the guy at the door was very enthusiastic about encouraging us to come in and to take pictures.
George D | May 8, 2018
Greek Orthodox Church Sfantul Anton - 1398
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