The story of the Royal Crown of Romania takes us back to 1881. The government then proposed that it should be grandiose, but King Carol I wanted simplicity and sobriety. On April 19th 1881, the King sent a letter to his father, to which Karl Anton de Hohenzollern Sigmaringen responded with a well-reasoned memoir on how the coronation ceremony and crowns should be, given the establishment of a young and unconventional monarchy in Romania. Continue reading “Where to admire the Royal Crown of Romania”
One hour away from Bucharest, after Ploieşti, the access to Bellu Mansion Museum is quite easy: the road takes you through Urlaţi, winding through picturesque landscapes to the entrance gate. You can leave your car in the Mansion’s park and take a 5 minute walk to the main building.
Barcelona, the city of the sun and architectural wonders can be visited almost free of charge in a few days. Here are the most interesting touristic attractions which are free of charge: Continue reading “Top 10 free attractions in Barcelona”
A few days ago I remembered the beauty of the El Escorial Palace, near Madrid, about which I have not been able to write so far and where I spent a whole day. So far, I’ve written about How to visit Madrid for free and How to visit the Prado Museum in two hours. Continue reading “El Escorial Palace near Madrid”
Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, also known as Nababul – was one of the richest men of his time.
Continue reading “Karpatia Horse Show at Florești, between 28-30.09”
A relatively recent art location, the Museum of Maps and Old Books was opened in 2003 as a private donation, comprising about 1,000 works (maps, city plans, vedutas, astronomical maps) being the only one of its kind in Romania and among the few in Europe and the world. Continue reading “Free visit at the Museum of Maps and Old Books”
The George Enescu National Museum is housed in Cantacuzino Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings on Calea Victoriei and in town. The magnificent entrance is made in the genuine Art Nouveau style, bringing together the luxury and refinement of a long gone time. Continue reading “The George Enescu Museum in Bucharest”
Milan has become a very popular destination recently, with very affordable flights and decent and relatively inexpensive accommodation. Apart from visiting the city with its classic sights, to understand the Mediterranean lifestyle, there are a few activities worth doing:
As I was saying here, one does not have to wait for the Museum night to visit them for free, there are no-cost entries all through the year.
On the first Wednesday of each month, the Museum of Art Collections has free access Continue reading “Free entry to the Museum of Art Collections”
It’s more or less 3 years since I encountered this special place with lots of good energy in Vama Veche. For many years, each summer weekend I stayed in another place, a family owned inn, where I felt like at home. In the meantime, we became friends, we told each other our worries or joys, but life forced them to retreat from the agitation of this village at the sea. Continue reading “Casa Soarelui in Vama Veche”