Capital of the South Romanian province of Walachia for two centuries, the small town of Curtea de Arges shows the oldest fully preserved church in Walachia, the so-called Prince Church (UNESCO), built in the form of a Greek cross with alternative rows of bricks and stones. We will talk a little about the first princes of Walachia and their fight for independence. Close by, on a hill, the ruins of a Catholic church, which has functioned till the Reformation. But the real gem of Curtea de Arges is the so-called Monastery, perhaps the most beautiful building in old Walachia, dating from the beginning of the 16th century. So beautiful, that there is a folk ballad telling us how it has been built: The Legend of Master Manole (translated in English too). So beautiful, that the first king of Romania, Charles the I., chose it to be the necropolis of his family. The first two kings are buried there with their queens. For the other two, another church has been built nearby lately. Do not miss this fine site, dominating a park. And there is still the legend of Saint Filofteia (13th century), buried in the same church.
I feel so lucky to be able to be part of Heygo platform, especially during these times. It has been a great opportunity to do again what I love most, which is guiding, and interact with great people from all over the world. I have always been very much attracted by all the WW1 & WW2 documentaries on History Channel and still am nowadays. Having the opportunity to share the history, the still living traditions and the beauty of my country to travelers from all over the world is like a dream come true.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Walachia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Walachia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
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Faith 🏴🌅 M.
10 July 2021
Always a great tour with Mihai and this one was no exception. Great sights, great information and a great location! Loved it.
10 July 2021
Interesting history of the site we were visiting was well covered, but camera work lacking . (Not connection problems)
17 June 2021
Enjoyed hearing the stories about the church and legends in Romania. Thanks for the tour!
14 June 2021
Beautiful and informative tour. Mihai has a huge knowlegde about history and culture, it was very interesting. I liked the stories about the kings and the legends.
14 June 2021