ROMANIA MAP OF EUROPE Oltenia Dolj County C raiova C ity Craiova is the capital of Dolj County
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. DOLJ PREFECTURE
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. CITY HALL
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. NATIONAL THEATER "Marin Sorescu"
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.
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. MONASTERY COSUNA
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. INSIDE Jean Mihail Palace
The pieces at the Art Museum of Craiova are from the first creative period of Constantin Brancusi. MUSEUM OF ART Brancusi Cabinet "Vitellius" (plaster, 1898) "Ego" (1905) "Head boy" (1906) "The Kiss" (Stone, 1907) "Female Tors" (marble, 1909) This work is a bronze copy of the Stork collection. "Miss Pogany" Born in Hobita, Dolj County, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) has found vocation in Craiova, where he attended the School of Arts and Crafts and created his first work. He often said that in this city he "was born for the second time”.
OLTENIA MUSEUMS Department of History and Archeology BANIE HOUSE Department of Ethnography Department of Natural Sciences 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 Craiova used to meet.
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. UNIVERSITY OF CRAIOVA
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Mihai Viteazu square Represent an entire ensemble of artesian wells, vases with verdure and decorative plants, the reorganization of the small park, the relocation of the statue of Mihai Viteazu to a monumental ensemble are just a few examples.
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.
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