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The beauty of my

city
ROMANIA MAP OF
EUROPE

Oltenia Dolj County Craiova City

Craiova is the capital of Dolj County


Romanian Folk Costumes:
OLTENIA

OLTENIA: Folk Costume Main Feature: Silk veil and two overlapping aprons or
one skirt-like apron
TWO Aprons Version : "Valnic" wide, in the back; "Zavelca" narrow in the front.
ONE apron version: the wide "valnic" alos called "fota incretita" all around
DOLJ
PREFECTURE

An interesting building,
vigorous, popular with
architectural character, is the
former Administrative Palace.
Today is the headquarter of
Dolj Prefecture and County
Council.
Is the work of the architect Petre
Antonescu.
This building was constructed
between the years 1912-1913.
CITY HALL

A special building
is the former Bank
of Commerce, now
City Hall of
Craiova. Designed
by architect John
Mincu, is finished
in 1916. The
building has a rich
interior decorated
with stucco,
Venetian mosaics
and wrought iron
grill.
NATIONAL THEATER "Marin Sorescu"

The National Theatre Marin Sorescu of Craiova, founded in 1850, occupies a


special place in the history of the Romanian theatre. This theater is the first in
Eastern Europe which joined the European Theater Convention.
PHILHARMONIC "Oltenia"
Prestigious institution in Romanian
musical landscape, Philharmonic Oltenia
Craiova was founded in 1904 and it was
recognized in 1947 by royal decree.

The artistic activity is carried out on


several levels, including Symphony
Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra
"Craiova virtuosos" Academic choir
and several chamber groups.
MONASTERY
COSUNA

The oldest building - Craiova area - which has been preserved, certified as such, is the
Monastery Cosuna. It falls into the category of religious buildings-monuments in the
Romanian Country. An old mapping maintains that the monastery was built in 1483.
OTHER CHURCHES

St. Dumitru
Cathedral
Mntuleasa Church

Saint Ilie Church

Madona Dudu Church


MUSEUM OF ART
Jean Mihail Palace
INSIDE
Jean Mihail
Palace

Jean Mihail Palace (now


the Museum of Art), was
built between 1899-1907
by French architect Paul
Gottereau, at the request
of Constantine Michael -
one of Romania's richest
people of that time.
MUSEUM OF ART
Brancusi Cabinet

"Vitellius" (plaster, 1898)

"Ego" (1905)

Born in Hobita, Dolj


County, Constantin "Head boy" (1906)
Brancusi (1876-1957) "Miss Pogany"
has found vocation in "The Kiss" (Stone, 1907)
Craiova, where he
attended the School of
Arts and Crafts and
created his first work.
He often said that in
This work is a
this city he "was born bronze copy of
for the second time. the Stork
collection. "Female Tors" (marble, 1909)

The pieces at the Art Museum of Craiova are from the first creative period of Constantin
Brancusi.
OLTENIA MUSEUMS

Department of History and Archeology

BANIE HOUSE
Department of Ethnography
Banie House is the oldest building in town,
dating from 1699.
Restored by Constantin Brancoveanu in
the architectural style carrying his name,
Banie House has two floors, with rooms
with brick vaults downstairs, with bedroom
and balcony upstairs.
This is the place where the Divan of
Department of Natural Sciences Craiova used to meet.
UNIVERSITY OF CRAIOVA

The former Palace of Justice (now the headquarters of the University) was
designed in 1890 by architect John Socolescu.
The edifice is an example of neoclassicism in architecture.
FACULTY OF
AGRICULTURE

AND
FACULTY OF
MEDICINE
Represent an entire ensemble of artesian
wells, vases with verdure and decorative
Mihai Viteazu square
plants, the reorganization of the small
park, the relocation of the statue of Mihai
Viteazu to a monumental ensemble are
just a few examples.
The Muzical
Fountain
Lipscani

Street
The Mushroom
Fountain
BOTANICAL
GARDEN
YOUTH PARK
NATIONAL PARK "NICOLAE ROMANESCU"

A special sight in Craiova is represented by `Nicolae Romanescu` Park, with its


picturesque character. Unique in Romania, this valuable architectural monument
is also one of the most interesting accomplishments of its kind in Europe.
CRAIOVA

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