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About Pitesti

Pitesti is located at the river Arges and river Doamnei confluence. The oldest tracks of human existence are from the Paleolithic age. Pitesti was first a village and became a town at the beginning of the 14th century. The fist attestation documents are from 1388, May 20, when the Price Mircea cel Batran strengthened the Cozia Monastery "a mill at the Pitesti border".

The economical development of the locality, its location at some important communication ways junction and the moderate climate contributed to the use of Pitesti as temporary princely residence. About the lordly courts from here, which exists no more, one can learn from the old documents from the period of Neagoe Basarab, Vallachia’s prince (1512-1521), among which we can mention the one from 22 November 1517 "written in the new courts of the Pitesti town". In 1656, Constantin Serban, the Vallachia’s Prince (1654-1658) has built the Saint George Church which today is the most valuable monument from the city.

In the following periods of the history, Pitesti has developed continuously, having an important role in the social, economical, political and cultural life of the country.

Pitesti has about 300.000 people. It's 100 km from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Its name comes from a verb that in romanian means "to hide", because it's "hidden" between hills.

It is also called "Tulip's town" because there are all kinds of tulips planted and they all blossom in spring.  The city's municipality organizes every year "The Tulip's Simphony" , an event were the beauty of flowers is completed by music. People all over the country come here to admire them. A good oportunity for 3 days of party.

At about 30 km from Pitesti you can visit one of the most old cities in Romania, Curtea de Arges. It is famous for its Monastery, one of the greatest European values and also a place were legend is at its home. It is said that a woman was built up in the walls of the monastary, because only that way the monastery wouldn't fall down.

If you want you can visit Vidraru Barrage, built on Arges river, in Fagaras Mountains. It is one of the most imortant in the country, and many cities depend on it,  but it also offers great views . Stately mountains, shy water falls and green trees, almost all year long.

The city has one of the largest petrochemical complexes in Romania. Near Pitesti, 15 Km west in the town of Mioveni is located the largest car factory in the country (Dacia Renault).

Tourist attractions: The St. George church built in 1656 by Constantin Serban Cârnul, The City museum, the Art museum.

You can find more information and images on Web addresses:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pite%C5%9Fti

http://www.rovt.ro/cities/pitesti/pitesti_eng/pitesti_gallery_eng.htm

 
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