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Bogdan Pop
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Craiova (Romanian pronunciation: [kraˈjova]), Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the river Jiu in central Oltenia. It is a longstanding political center, and is located at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (north) and the River Danube (south). Craiova is the chief commercial city west of Bucharest and the most important city of Oltenia.
As of 2011, 269,506 inhabitants live within the city limits, a decrease from the figure recorded in 2002, making it the sixth most populous city in Romania

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Art Museum

The building that houses the museum was built in 1896, following the plans of the French architect Paul Gotereau. Its main attraction is the art gallery dedicated to Constantin Brâncuși, exhibiting six of his early sculptures (including variants of his best-known works): The Kiss (1907), Vitellius (1898), Woman Torso (1909), The Vainglory (1905), Boy's Head (1906), Miss Pogany (1902).It also has a variety of paintings by leading Romanian masters such as;Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Vasile Popescu, Stefan Luchian, and Theodor Pallady plus some Romanian icons.
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The Nicolae Romanescu Park



It is the largest and best-known park in the city, and houses its own zoo.
In 1899, through the initiative of Nicolae P. Romanescu - the mayor of Craiova at that time, the park was designed by French architect Émile Rendont. In 1900, the designs for the park won the gold medal at the Paris World Fair. Construction of the park began in 1901, and was completed in 1903. The parkwas renamed after Nicolae Romanescu. In 2004, the park was included on the list of historic monuments of Craiova. It covers an area of 90 hectares, which makes it the second largest urban park in Eastern Europe.




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Park by dccalin05, on Flickr




Bridge from Romanescu Park by dccalin05, on Flickr
 
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