Curtea de Arges
Trapped inside the walls
The city is one of the oldest in Romania. According to tradition it was founded early in the 13th century by Negru Vodă, succeeding Câmpulung as the capital of Wallachia.
Curtea de Argeş has a humble, likeable charm, enriched by the captivating treasures left over from the town's role as a Wallachian capital in the 14th century. St Nicholas Church in the former Princely Court is a must-see and is considered to be one of the oldest monuments preserved in its original form in the country.
The town's storied cathedral, sculpted from white stone, is unique for the important royal tombs it hides and its chocolate-box architecture. In addition, the town is a gateway to the Făgăraş Mountains and just a short bus ride away from the 'real' Dracula's castle (Poienari Citadel).
The city is the site of couple medieval churches. Curtea de Arges Monastery has the legend of the pregnant woman trapped inside the walls and the death of master Manole who tried to fly with wooden wings