Close to Bucharest, between the Bucharest-Pitesti highway and the road to Targoviste, the Potlogi Brancoveanu Palace reopened its gates for art lovers. The ensemble was reintroduced into the tourist circuit in the summer of 2016, after extensive restoration works with European funds.
I wrote in an older post, here– about the opportunity to visit the Golden Triangle free of charge within certain time frames. The Prado Museum was first opened in 1819 by King Ferdinand VII, whose paintings can be seen in the main gallery painted by Goya. The museum houses thousands of masterpieces from 1000 years ago until the 20th century, making a visit here become a trip in itself. Sometimes time does not allow us, sometimes free entry forces us to minimize the visit. Continue reading “What to see in Prado Museum in 2 hours”
It took me a few years and a lot of persuasion from my friends to get to the other side of the world: Thailand. The trip itself was intimidating, but also the fact that, I knew – it was mandatory to spend at least two weeks (the equivalent of two European holidays for me, both in money and in time) to get a taste of local culture. And as I’ve always been the fan of a week of vacation at every quarter, it has been hard for me to change that. Meanwhile, I became an Asia fan and … Continue reading “Thailand (1) – Bangkok in 3 days”
After a long time being first on the list – Vama Veche – it came a time when the desire to explore around it made me find some magical places close to the border. I’ve discovered special locations, wild beaches on the coast, very close to the border with Bulgaria.
If I were to choose a place to move without blinking – that would be Valencia with its surroundings. In this corner of the world I found a gentle climate, with 24-26 degrees in October, the beach within a stroll, a city full of history, rich in cultural events and one of the most beautiful architecture.
During the flight you have time to read and dream about the sea and this coast town with a modern architecture, but also classical medieval or Art Nouveau style buildings.
The city’s infrastructure makes you forget about the car and I would not recommend it because parking in the city center is difficult. By the way, the train station in Valencia is a work of art, it must be visited. Below I will present the main tourist attractions of the citadel:
In Plaza del Ayuntamiento you can visit the town hall (Ayuntamiento) and Correos, the post office building located across the street. Mo-Fr, 10-15. Free entrance.
Mercado de colon (market), Church of Santo Juanes & Llotja de la Seda (former stock exchange). Mo-Fr, 09:30 – 19, Sa-Su, 09: 30-15. Ticket price: 2 €. Free entrance on Sunday.