Several villages (not far from Bucharest) had small castles for princes or landlords (called here, exactly as in Russia, boyars). Most of them were more or less destroyed in the communist period, after the state had taken them from their owners. Some of the castles were lucky and came down to us: this was the case of Mogosoaia. Inside a large park, on the shore of the Mogosoaia Lake, we are guests of the Mogosoaia Complex, completed in 1,702 for the reigning prince of South Romania, Constantin Brancoveanu. Called by the Turks "altan bey" (the Gold Prince) thanks to his wealth, the reign of Brancoveanu (1688-1716) was a period when several arts were flourishing: architecture, stonework, wood carving and painting. Even the architecture style of the period is now called Brancoveau style. We will have a walk through the park, see the church (in Brancoveanu style), which was the first building of this site, and then the castle on the shore of the lake. We will have time to explain the architectonic style called after the prince and notice its roots. The different influences form, together with the Romanian popular way of building houses and village churches, a unitary style of outmost elegance. A variant of it, the Neo-Brancoveanu style became the preferred South Romanian style of the beginning of the XXth century, a sort of Romanian secession. What happened to the modern owners of the castle and what was their destiny? We will see.
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 Bucharest 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 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Bucharest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
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(UK): Caroline P.
03 August 2021
29 July 2021
Mihai explains everything very clearly and tells also funny anecdotes, so it's a pleasure listening to him.
28 April 2021
Mike was very knowledgeable and provided some amazing insight. Thank you Mike! Hope to join another one of your Tours again soon!
17 April 2021
Good tour found it very interesting
17 April 2021
Ich kenne Mike (Mihai) von früheren Rumänientouren. Vor einem halben Jahr mussten wir wegen Corona eine Reise absagen. Mike ist wie immer souverän und hat ein unglaubliches Wissen über Politik und Geschichte.