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Is located in the southern city of Craiova, Romania, on the left bank of the Jiu, the left the hilly region at an altitude between 75 and 116 m. Craiova is part of the Romanian Plain, the Plain of Oltenia to say that lies between the Danube River and the Piedmont Plateau, is crossed by means of the Jiu Valley. The city is situated approximately in the center of Oltenia, at a distance of 227 km from Bucharest and 68 km from the Danube. City is very irregular shape, especially to the west and north, and within the city, unlike its edge, is very compact. For its population, the city area is small.

The climate is temperate continental specific field, with Mediterranean influences, due to the position they occupy depressions in south-western district of the country. Mean temperatures range from 10 to 11.5 ° and rainfall is lower than in the rest of the country.

Relief is identified with the relief of Craiova Dolj, that plain. Towards the north there is a slight influence of the hills, while the south tends to meadow.

Craiova has a population of 298,643 inhabitants, making it the 6th largest city in Romania, while Craiova metropolitan area includes around 335 000 inhabitants.

Origin of current name of the city is the subject of much controversy and floats in the legend, the only thing that can be said with certainty is that the name comes from slavonescul "Kralj (king, emperor).

Craiova Aaşezarea first appears in the inscription on the tomb of Vladislav I, then on 1 June 1475, a decree of the Lord as the Pelendava Laiota Basarab.

Outside the ancient name, current name and Pelendava (Craiova), the area has held since VII-VIII centuries Ponsiona Latin name (Bridge over Jiu) name that is on an inscription found on a fragment of the stars near the camp Pelendava dated Century seventh.

A number of historians, headed by Nicolae Iorga, Bogdan Alexandru D. Petriceicu Xenopol Haşdeu and considered the Craiova's territory was the scene during the battle of Rovine Mircea the Old.

In the late fifteenth century Craiova was a fair, flat on the estate and Basarab Craiovescu powerful landowners. After the first half of the sixteenth century, Craiova city is often called, is the most important place of trade in the area.

Formed in the last decades of the fifteenth century, Great Money Craiova became in a relatively short time the two most important political institution in the country, where reign.

During Michael the Brave, Craiova had a strong flowering contemporary sources showing the city as an important political and military. Craiova was the Middle Ages and a center with an important military and strategic role, instead of being a military grouping or regrouping and trigger actions Ottoman center.

In 1770 - 1771 is moved to the Romanian capital of Craiova.

During the tsarist occupation (1828 - 1834), Craiova known significant economic growth. There in 1832 a total of 595 stores, of which "197 and 398 wooden wall." The city remains the commercial center of Oltenia, Austria and Turkey exports cereals, hides, beeswax, animal fat, and cervis. Craiova was founded in 1846 to share the first Romanian company to transport grain by ship on the Danube at Braila.

In the late nineteenth century, Craiova - with over 40,000 inhabitants - was a city that was small factories and workshops of chemicals, agricultural machinery, graphic arts, tanneries, textiles, building materials etc..

In 1913 Titu during the government signed a peace treaty ending the Balkan war, known in history as the Treaty of Peace in Craiova.

In neutral years (1914-1916), Craiova became a powerful military headquarters here as the "Army." In August 1916, upon entry into the war, I had a flock of 134,400 people.

In 1940 Craiova becomes instead "conference Romanian-Bulgarian, Romanian-Bulgarian after talks in Craiova, a treaty was signed on September 7, 1940, under which the south of Dobrudja (the Quadrilateral) went to Bulgaria.

Since the 60s the city became a powerful industrial center, is developing the building industry machinery, aircraft, chemicals, food, light, building materials, electrical industry, mining, energy industry. Among them we can mention Electroputere, factory aircraft, the vehicle or combination of Isalnita.

Today, Craiova is an important economic and academic and cultural.







Craiova | Is located in the southern city of Craiova, Romania, on the left bank of the Jiu, the left the hilly region at an altitude between 75 and 116 m. Craiova is part of the Romanian Plain, the Plain of Oltenia to say that lies between the Danube River and the Piedmont Plateau, is crossed by means of the Jiu Valley

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Prestige Boutique Hotel Craiova, Craiova

Prestige Boutique Hotel Craiova

   Score 9.4/10 out of 3 reviews

Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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Ramada Plaza Craiova, Craiova

Ramada Plaza Craiova

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Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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    Sydney Hotel, Craiova

    Sydney Hotel

    Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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      Hotel Euphoria, Craiova

      Hotel Euphoria

      Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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        Hotel Craiovita, Craiova

        Hotel Craiovita

        Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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          Hotel Rexton, Craiova

          Hotel Rexton

          Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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          Hotel Splendid 1900, Craiova

          Hotel Splendid 1900

          Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

          • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
          • No transport provided

            Last booking: 01/14/2021

          Hotel Meliss, Craiova

          Hotel Meliss

          Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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              Last booking: 01/12/2021

            Hotel Relax, Craiova

            Hotel Relax

            Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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              Hotel Plaza, Craiova

              Hotel Plaza

              Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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              La Rocca Boutique, Craiova

              La Rocca Boutique

              Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                Articus, Craiova

                Articus

                Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                  Hotel Casa David, Craiova

                  Hotel Casa David

                  Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                    Hotel Royal, Craiova

                    Hotel Royal

                    Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                    Helin Central, Craiova

                    Helin Central

                    Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                    Hotel Andre´S, Craiova

                    Hotel Andre´S

                    Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                      Helin Aeroport, Craiova

                      Helin Aeroport

                      Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

                      • Hotel with indoor pool  
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                      Hotel Oltenia, Craiova

                      Hotel Oltenia

                      Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                        Golden House, Craiova

                        Golden House

                        Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                          La Favorita Guesthouse Boutique, Craiova

                          La Favorita Guesthouse Boutique

                          Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

                          • Hotel with parking  
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                          Lido, Craiova

                          Lido

                          Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

                          • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                          • No transport provided
                          Bruxelles Guesthouse, Craiova

                          Bruxelles Guesthouse

                          Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

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                            Europeca Hotel, Craiova

                            Europeca Hotel

                            Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

                            • Hotel Luxury  
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                            Mbi Travel Inn, Craiova

                            Mbi Travel Inn

                            Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

                            • Hotel with parking  
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                            The Arlington Boutique Hotel, Craiova

                            The Arlington Boutique Hotel

                            Craiova, Oltenia, Romania

                            • Hotel with parking  
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                            Clients remarks about Craiova


                            10

                            Voicu Fanel, family with children 08/15/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                            Orasul studentiei, asa ca mi-a mangaiat sufletul la maximum!




                            9

                            Neagu Georgeta , couple 07/28/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                            Un oraș frumos și curat




                            10

                            H.M., family with children 07/14/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler




                            10

                            Victor, group of friends 08/03/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




                            10

                            Vali Palifron, couple 05/03/2016

                            Oras cu arhitectura veche. Multe cladiri dintre cele doua razboaie sunt monumente istorice.




                            10

                            Ilie Radu, lonely traveler 09/12/2013




                            Roman Camp Pelendava

                            Roman Camp Pelendava

                            Oltenia, RomaniaIn Craiova today is the ruins of ancient residences of the Geto-Dacian tribe Peli, Pelendava, since the period 400-350 BC

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                            Severin Fortress

                            Severin Fortress

                            Oltenia, RomaniaSeverin Fortress was built by the Hungarian Kingdom up against the military strategic center of Vidin Bulgarian Kingdom. Precincts of medieval Latin Church was placed under the patronage of Saint Severin Noricum.

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                            House Baniei- Craiova

                            House Baniei- Craiova

                            Oltenia, RomaniaHouse Money, monument of medieval architecture and the oldest civil building in Craiova, was built at the turn of the fifteenth century Craiovescu nobility, and was rebuilt in 1699 by Prince martyr, Constantin Brancoveanu. The original building is preserved Craioveşti only part of the cellar.

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                            Craiova Art Museum

                            Craiova Art Museum

                            Oltenia, RomaniaOpened in summer 1954, the sumptuous palace of the former sea merchant Jean Michael, Craiova Art Museum is today one of the most prestigious museums in Romania. The wealth of heritage, the way they are exposed and most valuable parts of his admiration of visitors require.

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                            Drobeta Roman Camp

                            Drobeta Roman Camp

                            Oltenia, RomaniaDrobeta Roman camp, which later became an important military and political, was originally built to house 500 soldiers who provided security Trajan's bridge.

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