#Let'sFindOut. What you didn't know about Craiova and Dolj

All places in the world have special aspects and interesting things about them. Craiova and Dolj County are no exception to this rule, so in the following, we thought of offering you some unique tips and information about these places.

So, did you know that: 

  • In Dolj County, there are over 600 historical monuments, many of which are of national interest. By far, among the most remarkable works of architectural art of national interest in Craiova is the Jean Mihail Palace, an opulent construction, worthy of the owner who gave it its name, one of the richest people of the interwar period. The palace houses the Art Museum, preserved as in its glory days, being rehabilitated by the Dolj County Council. 

  • Casa Băniei is the oldest civil construction in Craiova, dating from the 15th century. It was rebuilt by Constantin Brâncoveanu in 1699 on the site of the former houses of the Craiova boyars. At the moment, it hosts the Ethnography Section of the Oltenia Museum. 

  • The Roman camp from Răcarii de Jos is one of the largest camps in the territory of Roman Oltenia. Here stood the Roman Legion guarding the Jiu Valley. The archeological site is located near the Craiova-Filiași railway, near Răcari station, located on the edge of Răcari village (formerly Răcarii de Jos), in Brădești commune. 

  • Craiova has the most modern sports complex in the country, consisting of the Polyvalent Hall, the "Ion Oblemenco" Stadium and the athletics stadium. All are located on Ilie Balaci Boulevard, and the last two are recently built, with national and local funds, from the City Hall of Craiova.

  • Dolj is one of the few counties that has three „cule”, the famous semi-fortified buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Cula Poenaru is located in Almăj commune, cula Izvoranu-Geblescu in Brabova commune, and cula Cernătești in Cernătești commune. The last two are rehabilitated during this period through the efforts of Dolj County Council. 

Patria Garden in Craiova, on Unirii Street, is the place where the Romanian rock band Phoenix had their last concert, in 1977, before fleeing the country, in the Marshall speakers, to the West. The show at that time was immortalized by the photographer Victor Boldâr, and in 2012, the photos could be seen in the exhibition "'77 Craiova - the last concert".

Keep an eye on Discover Dolj to find out, week by week, the latest and unique information about our county!

Photos: salvatimareleecran.romfilmpromotion.ro, facebook.com/muzeuldearta.craiova, /Cula-Cernatesti-Muzeul-Olteniei-108559117356177, /StadionulIonOblemenco, discoverdolj.ro 

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