The former capital of Wallachia is brought to life again by the Days of Targoviste Fortress Sept 8-11, when hundreds of princes, princes, knights and kings will revive the medieval charm of the past, handcraft artists, craftsmen, but also important names of the Romanian musical landscape.
The formal opening takes place today of the 16th International Folklore Festival. Folkloric groups from Italy, Republic of Moldova, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania will put up a great show during Wednesday’s parade and throughout the duration of the event. The event opens Friday with the Handcrafts Artists Fair, medieval workshops at the Royal Court, medieval games, paintings made on bark trees, bow and arrow games and pottery workshops. Trooper and Muntenia Symphonic Orchestra will offer an original show on the fortress premises. Friday evening will conclude with an extraordinary concert performed by the band Phoenix.
The Medieval Parade, is one of the most emblematic events at the 16th edition of the Days of the Targoviste Fortress. On Saturday, there will spring to life the Court of Mihai Viteazu, Mircea cel Batran, Vlad Tepes, Constantin Brancoveanu and Petru Cercel.
The Pro Istoria Fest will bring on stage Paradigma, Xonia, Deepcentral, Narcotic Sound and Sistem, Saturday, and Paradigma, Vunk, Antract, Sistem, Crispus and Holograf on the curtain drawing night of the medieval holiday in Targoviste.