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Costești Town Hall

Costești is a town of 10,000 people (2011) in Muntenia, Romania.

Understand[edit]

Traces of inhabiting the territory where the city of Costești, Argeș County, is located today, dates back to before the conquest of Dacia by the Romans, from early antiquity. The existence of a human community on the current territory of the city of Costesti is attested, among others, by the Roman imperial denarius issued by the emperor Domitian, discovered in 1966, on the Cimitirului Hill in Costesti. The settlement is documented initially in the deed issued by the princely chancellery of voivode Radu Paisie on July 30, 1535, confirming to Șerb and others the ownership of some "ocine în Costești", Șerb "placing ocini tracks on his daughters, Stana and Buna" . In the 14th century, there are several mentions of two journeys of the voivode Nicolae Alexandru Basarab, son of Basarab I the Founder, from Curtea de Argeș to the Danube, during which stops were made for rest and changing horses "in the settlement of Costesti". Today's costesti acquires and retains its status as a plain fair and trading center until close to the modern era. Undoubtedly, April 18, 1930 is the darkest day in the history of the town. It was a Friday, Good Friday before Easter. In the small wooden church in the village of Costesti, the priest and the crowd of parishioners were preparing for Denie's service. The tragedy happened around 6 p.m. 116 souls, most of them children, almost all the children of the village, died in a terrible fire that engulfed and burned, in a few minutes, the little church. Between 1932 and 1934, a new church was built, later renovated in two or three rows, and which today is one of the city's prides. Another pride of the locality is an old wooden church, built in 1686, in the area where the Zorile neighborhood is today.

On June 1, 1968, by official decree, Costești was declared a third category city. The birth certificate of the city of Costești was issued on June 8, 1968 by the executive committee of the City People's Council. Between 1968 and 1989, the travel system of the citizens was modernized, benefiting not only from the railway, but also from the national road DN 65A Costești - Roșiori de Vede and the modernized county road Costești - Alexandria.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are buses from Pitești (very frequent); some of their schedules are available on autogari.ro.

The 1 Răzvan şi Liviu SRL Bus Station

By train[edit]

Costești is situated on the Pitești-Slatina-Craiova railway line. From Pitești there are connections to Bucharest, Ștefănești and Curtea de Argeș.

  • 2 Costești Railway Station, Aleea Gării, +40248672902.

Get around[edit]

Map of Costești (Romania)

See[edit]

Cathedral of the Holy Prophet Elijah
Former Costești Town Hall, today Town Police
  • 1 Central Park (Parcul Central).
  • 2 Cathedral of the Holy Prophet Elijah (Catedrala Sfântul Prooroc Ilie).
  • 3 Telești Lake (Lacul Telești).
  • 4 Memorial Church „St. Nicolae" (Biserica memorial „Sf. Nicolae”).
  • 5 Wooden church "Pious Paraschiva".
  • 6 Wooden Church of the Ascension (Biserica de lemn Înălțarea Domnului).
  • 7 Former Court, today Deanery of Costești (Fosta Judecătorie, azi Protoieria Costești).
  • 8 Former Costești Town Hall, today Town Police (Fosta Primărie Costești, today Politia Orasului).
  • 9 Forrmer Deany, today parish house (Fosta protoierie, astăzi casă parohială).
  • 10 Bădescu House (Casa Bădescu).
  • 11 Nicolau House (Casa Nicolau).
  • 12 “Sunday of All Saints” Church (Biserica “Duminica Tuturor Sfinţilor”).
  • 13 Ethnographic Museum (Muzeul Etnografic).
  • Casa Echinescu.
  • 14 Metalurgie Lake (Lacul Metalurgie).

Do[edit]

  • 1 Costești Swimming Pool (Ștrand Costești).
  • 2 House of Culture (Casa de Cultură).

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Melody.
  • 2 Restaurant Argeșul-Royal Garden.
  • 3 Simigeria Andrei.
  • 4 Pizza AYO.
  • 5 Best Shaorma House.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 KUBA cafe.
  • 2 Marron Caffe.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Pensiune SC Alpin Star SRL, Strada Victoriei, nr. 104.

Connect[edit]

  • 1 Costești Post Office (Oficiul Poștal Costești), Bloc Z1, Strada Victoriei, +40248672949.

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