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Târgu Jiu

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Targu Jiu is a city in Oltenia, Romania. It is a very old city and has had a strong tradition of mining, till recent times when most mines have been closed. It is the birth place of the famous sculpture Constantin Brancusi and some of his earliest works can be admired here.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is in Craiova and has been implied that there is intention to build another one closer to Targu Jiu at Stanesti.

By car[edit]

The city is placed at a crossroads, near the river Jiu, connecting Petrosani and Craviova from North to South through Blvd. Constantin Brancusi and Str. Victoriei(now partialy functioning as a pedestrian area in the City Center); From East to West it is connected to Bucharest and Severin through Calea Bucuresti that becomes Blvd. Unirii once you've got in.

By train[edit]

Good connexions from Targu Jiu Station with Bucharest, Craiova, Petrosani, Deva. Expect delays.

By Bus[edit]

  • Normandia
  • Viitorul
  • Baran

Get around[edit]

There is public transportation that connects the remote parts of the city, but usualy everyting is in a walking distance.

See[edit][add listing]

The beautiful park with some of Constantin Brancusis Sculptures.

  • The Avenue of the Heroes, land sculpture by Constantin Brancusi. The tripthic begeins near the river Jiu, in the Public Garden where there is The Table of Silence, passing through the Chairs alley to The Gate of the Kiss and The Endless Column.
  • Near the city of Targu Jiu, in the Village of Hobita the sculptor's house can be visited, although not in a very good condition at the moment.
  • Mausoleum of Ecaterina Teodoroiu
  • The statue of Tudor Vladimirescu

Churches and Monasterys[edit]

  • Tismana
  • Polovragi
  • Lainici
  • Cule (fortified houses of the wealthy people of Oltenia aprox. 1400)
  • Maldarasti
  • Cartianu


  • History Museum of Targu Jiu
  • Art Museum (Central park)
  • House of paintor Iosif Keber, now an art library

Do[edit][add listing]

Mountain climbing in Sohodol Chei River Rafting with Salvamont Gorj

Winter Sports Ranca Resort Transalpina Sky Resort

Go on a ride on Transalpina Road, one of the roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parâng Mountains, to Sebeş in the north.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Around the park there are several places where you can eat.

  • Restaurant Anna (Hotel Anna, Terasa Anna, Super 2000)
  • Restaurant Ambasador
  • Hanul Domnesc
  • Casa Helios
  • Casa Vera

Drink[edit][add listing]

In the park you can have a drink.


  • Central Pub
  • Irish Pub
  • Towers Pub
  • The Office


  • Club Caractere
  • Club Mozzart

Coffee Shops[edit]

  • Manuel
  • Mozart
  • Retro Cafe
  • Cafe Paris

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Gorj, [1]. Reasonably priced option very close to the centre of town. The outside looks a little forboding - as does the dusty lobby with its discarded and unused furniture, but the rooms are clean and bright. Twin/double 120 lei (no singles).  edit


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