Craiova is one of the biggest cities in Romania and is the capital of the Oltenia region. It has approx. 300.000 inhabitants living in the city and approx. 420.000 in metropolitan area.
Things that you may didn`t know about Craiova:


  • The name of “Craiova” comes from the Slavonic word “kralj” witch means king – so we are the city of kings
  • In antiquity the name of the city was also “Pelendava” and “Ponsiona”
  • The tradition colors of the city are white and blue and you can find them everywhere
  • Nicolae Romanescu Park (of course from Craiova) is the 3rd largest natural park in Europe
  • Nicolae Romanescu Park is also the biggest urban green area in Romania
  • Craiova is twinned with Kuopio (Finland), Nanterre and Lyon (France), Shiyan (China), Skopje (Macedonia), Vratsa (Bulgaria), Uppsala (Sweden)
You may find different interesting things in this English articles/videos/links about Craiova:
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Pictures from Craiova

Art Museum Craiova
City Center 2
City Center by evening
City Center
City Hall Street
Craiova City Centre
Craiova by night
Easter Lights
Historic Part of Craiova 2
Historic Part of Craiova
Historical Center by Evening
History vs Art
International Shakespeare Festival Craiova
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Love Craiova
Madona Church by night
Mihai Viteazu Square by Winter Time
Romanescu Lake
Romanescu Park Bridge
Romanescu Park Entrence
Shakespeare Square 2
Shakespeare Square
Sports Hall Craiova
Sports Hall from above
Vălimărescu House
Wedding Photo Session by the Romanescu Lake