Targoviste Travel Guide, Romania
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Location
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Topography and Climate
The local topography is dominated by the high plain of Targoviste on which the city is set, and the low Ialomita Valley which crosses the city and creates unique sceneries. The city has a temperate continental climate characterized by mild winters and chilly summers with an average annual temperature of 9, 9ºC. These weather particularities are also due to the fact that Targoviste is surrounded by hills which create a protecting barrier in front of the cold air masses. The same hills are the reason why frequent temperature inversions occur. Winds are a discreet presence, except summer when they become violent during seasonal thunder storms determining important damages in agriculture and urban infrastructure.
The local hydrographic network is represented by the Ialomita River and a few small tributary streams which cross the city.
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna
The local flora and fauna is in perfect harmony with the topography and climate and is strongly influenced by the urban activities present in Targoviste. The Ialomita Valley is populated mainly with species of poplar, willow, wild cherry, oak and maple trees while the city houses numerous ornamental trees and flowers.
Fauna is very well adapted to the local conditions and is represented by several terrestrial, aquatic and subterranean species. The most common are the squirrel and the fox and on the Ialomita Valley the hare, hedgehog and ground squirrels. The aquatic population is represented by species of perch, broad snout and barbell, very appreciated by local fishermen.
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Population
Population in Targoviste has been decreasing since the nineties when it reached the highest value of 100.900 inhabitants. Nowadays only 89.000 people live here among which 96,6% are Romanians followed by Roma, Bulgarians and Hungarians. The dominating religion is Christian Orthodox like most Romanian cities, followed by the Evangelic, Roman-Catholic and Pentecostal.
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Culture and Arts
Targoviste is a city with a captivating cultural life and numerous places of interest where related events take place. Most artistic events take place at one of the three culture houses in the city, at the Art Gallery and Art Hall. There are also two theatres in town: the Tony Bulandra Theatre and the City Theatre for Children and Youth, both offering a great performance of classic and modern theatre plays every time. The city also has several traditional music choirs which are very present on the local stages and also on international ones.
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Transports
Due to the fact that Targoviste is located near the capital city Bucharest, the transport infrastructure is very well developed and represented by modern roads, railroads and has an efficient public transport. The local railway station has a long history dating back to the 1884 and is still important for tourists traveling to Targoviste and also to companies who use it in their daily activity.
The local public transport system offers reliable and efficient service by several bus, trolley and maxi taxi lines.
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Festivals
Targoviste houses every year several important festivals on different occasions and with diverse themes, important in every tourist’s Targoviste travel guide. Most of these festivals are related to local traditions, music or theatre. One of the most representative such events are the “Golden Chrysanthemum” Festival and the “Vacarestilor Heritage” Music Festival, both gathering many people every year.
Targoviste, Travel Guide – Accommodation
If you choose Targoviste as your next holiday destination then the best place to stay is the Dambovita Hotel. The three stars facility offers besides the fully equipped rooms, a great location, nice restaurant with traditional and international dishes, free parking and the best service in town.
If you want to spend some time in a more relaxing atmosphere surrounded by nature then Valahia Hotel is the best choice. The well trained personnel, clean rooms and many facilities offered will help you have the time of your life.
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