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Whether you arrive in the capital of Romania with some work to do, or whether you’re going to visit beautiful Bucharest, you definitely shouldn’t miss a day of total relaxation. And where else, if not in Europe’s largest spa, Therme? Here you can spend a whole day with your loved ones, having a wide range of activities for both adults and children. The Therme has a whole entertainment area with 1.5 kilometers of slides, video games, a library, swimming pools and saunas, and 2 other areas specially designed for adults, where they can stretch out and relax all day, either at the water pools beneficial for the skin of the body or, at the bars in the pools, or a massage or, in the saunas which are in quite a large number. In all 3 areas you can find restaurants where you can have lunch, dinner or a snack.
All that remains is to plan a little getaway and take advantage of the largest wellness, relaxation and entertainment center in Europe!
The architecture of the Therme spa center is special and unique at the same time, being built greenfield. It has an area of 18,000 square meters of land with trees and plants, the total building is 30,000 square meters, and a parking lot with 1,800 spaces. Some pieces like the self-supporting facade weighing 1,100 tons, the transparent roof of 230 tons and the facade of the building make this place unique. And of course people’s safety was one of the architects’ goals, Therme being designed to withstand earthquakes above 9 degrees on the Richter scale, also the building’s windows have special anti-hurricane foils between them.
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The name derives from Bran, a Romanian name, and the suffix -you are. The municipality consists of four villages: Branesti, Islaz, Pasarea and Vadu Ana.
The castle has a main courtyard and many buildings such as the watch tower and the church "St. Gheorghe" near the yard.
The Wallachian prince Constantin Brancoveanu built the castle between 1698 and 1702 on the estate of the widow Mogos (from where the later name Mogoșoaia derives) in the style of the Brancoveanu building named after him.
In 1714, when Constantin Brancoveanu was executed with his entire family in Constantinople, the Ottomans confiscated all the family's property and turned the palace into a Han (a kind of inn). The castle was conquered, destroyed and rebuilt several times over the following decades until it became the property of George III in 1912. Valentin Bibesco succeeded, who was married to Marthe Bibesco, a French writer of Romanian nobility. He gave the estate to his wife, Marthe Bibesco, after which he extensively restored the castle.
Pictures: 04.09.2021, almost blue sky at approx. 32 degrees 🙂
The castle contains a main courtyard and many buildings, such as the watchtower and the church „ Saint George ” near the courtyard.
Wallachian Prince Constantin Brancoveanu had the castle built between 1698 and 1702 on the estate of the widow Mogos ( from which the name Mogosoaia ) later derives in the Brancoveanu architecture style named after him.
In 1714, when Constantin Brancoveanu and his entire family were executed in Constantinople, the Ottomans confiscated the entire family fortune and turned the palace into an inn ( a kind of inn ).
In the following decades, the castle was conquered, destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly, until it became the property of George III in 1912. Valentin Bibesco arrived, who was married to the French writer Marthe Bibesco from the Romanian nobility. He gave the estate to his wife, and Marthe Bibesco restored the castle at sea.
Images: 04.09.2021, almost blue sky at about 32 degrees 🙂