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‘Petit Trianon’, Filipeștii de Pădure Monastery, Pană – Filipescu Manor, Ploiești Clock Museum
(half-day trip: round trip, approx. 85 km)
We recommend our guests staying for several days at the Manor to discover the surroundings. We have several very pleasant surprises for them. For today, we suggest an interesting and diverse route, which contains, as usual, something for the soul, the mind and the senses.
37 km separate Casa Timiș from Florești. One can still see the beauty of the old days shining through the ruins of the ‘Petit Trianon’, built by the Nabab, Prince Gheorghe Cantacuzino. Imagine how a small fragment of Versailles would have looked like in the Prahova landscape. The description of Maruca Cantacuzino, the Nabab’s daughter-in-law, could help in this play of imagination: ‘A true earthly paradise, harmoniously divided: flowery layers, the intense green velvet of the smooth meadows, impeccably trimmed branchy hornbeams, bushes full of fragrant flowers; pools, French-style artesian wells, the classic line of long alleys, covered in fine gravel, reminiscent of the Versailles gardens, enlivened by the mid-August sunset; clusters of bright villas and cheerful pavilions, adorned with capuchins and geraniums.’
Continue ahead, to Filipeștii de Pădure, where you will get in less than ten minutes. It’s like blinking about five times. Here, a beautiful little church awaits. It is famously known as the Voroneț from Muntenia. Take your time to admire its wonderful old mural painting, one of the most important creations of the great ‘house painter’, Pârvu Mutu.
Being a part of the large estate belonging to the Filipești family, important Wallachian boyars, Filipeștii de Târg is located a stone’s throw away from Filipeștii de Pădure. In just ten minutes, by car, you can reach the Pană Filipescu Manor, the only predecessor of the Brâncovenesc architectural style in Prahova County. You can enjoy an hour spent in a traditional aristocratic setting, which is said to have served as a model for Constantin Brâncoveanu’s palace in Mogoșoaia.
Five of the ten rooms of the Mansion currently house a museum. Among the exhibits, there are paintings by Theodor Aman, models of manors built by Cantacuzino family members or valuable prints. The cellar houses a lapidarium and old peasant objects. The estate’s park, with alleys, benches, flowers and fruit trees, invites you for a walk.
Next, you will be going to Ploiești. In less than half an hour you will reach the capital city of Prahova County, where you can visit the unique Clock Museum. It is said time does not pass, but are merely passengers travelling in front of time. Here you have the opportunity to pass in front of the 500 exhibits, one more interesting than the other, in this hour you will dedicate to measuring time.
In 10 minutes, you will be back at the Manor. We have prepared a late lunch for you, filled with fine dishes and selected wines.
For more one-of-a-kind information about the sights you are going to visit, access Casa Timiș website blog.
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