3.The time of boyars : The Maldar Manor

Take a trip back in time and spend quality time in a place of great beauty. The time of knights and ladies has past but you can relive it here: at the Maldar Manor. The estate, situated near Horezu has preserved intact all the architectural details of  kulas.

At their origin, more than three centuries ago, the kulas were fortified boyar residences and their purpose was to defend agains Turkish attacks.

The legend of Captain Maldăr

Every kula has its legend, and of all the legends from Măldăresti, none is more moving that that of Captain Maldar, the son of court paharnik (cup-bearer) Nan. Tudor Maldar was one of the captains of Mihai the Brave, and the legend tells that after his capture by the Tartars, he won the heart of the beautiful daughter of the Tartar chief, thereby regaining his freedom. The two lovers took refuge in a kula in Măldărești, today known as the Greceanu Kula.

Even if it is not the original site of these legendary events, our manor has been named after Captain Maldăr, in honour of that brave knight and his immortal love story.

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