Bujoreanu Kula

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  • LMI (Historical Monument List) Code: VL-II-m-B-09693.01
  • Location:

    In the Museum of Vâlcea Villages, Bujoreni village, Bujoreni district, Vâlcea county.

  • Access:

    On E81 Râmnicu Vâlcea – Călimăneşti European road, in the village of Bujoreni, in the Museum of Vâlcea Villages, with a direct access from the road.

  • References:

    Telephone: 0250 746 869

    Visiting hours: April – October 10.00 - 18.00, closed on Mondays

    November – March 9.00 - 17.00, closed on Mondays


  • Original/current function: kula/ museum
  • Date: the 18th century
  • History:

    The kula was built at the turn of the 19th century by the boyar Preda Bujoreanu, who was also the founder of the local village church (Dormition of the Mother of God), erected between 1811 and 1812. The kula was offered, as a dowry, to Matache Temelie, and it was also known as Temelie's Kula. Since it was abandoned at the turn of the 20th century, the kula was ruined in the 1960s. It was restored and turned into a museum in the 1970s.

  • Description:

    The kula has a compact, rectangular plan. It is rather a defence tower than a fortified dwelling. It is built of masonry – river stones mixed with bricks. It isn't decorated on the outside. The cellar corresponds to the ground floor and can be accessed from the outside. There is no direct access from the ground floor to the first floor. The first floor is accessed through an external staircase. Both on the ground floor and on the first floor there is only one room. Battlements are embedded in the walls on the cellar level.

  • Conservation status: Very good state
  • Bibliography:

    Atanasescu Iancu, Grama Valeriu, Kulas from Oltenia, Scrisul Românesc Publishing House, Craiova, 1974

    Creteanu Radu, Creteanu Sarmiza, Kulas from Romania, Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1969

    Ghika Budesti Nicolae,The Evolution of architecture in Muntenia and Oltenia, Part 4th, The new style of the 18th style, BCMI Year XXIX part 87-90, 1936

    Ionescu Grigore, The History of Romanian Architecture, Cartea Românească Publishing House, Bucharest, 1937

    Ionescu Grigore, Architecture on the Romanian territories along the centuries, Academiei Publishing House, R.S.R, Bucharest, 1982

    Janecke Wilhelm von, Das Rumanische Bauern – und Bojarenhaus, Ed. Konig Carol – Verlag, Bukarest, 1918

    The archive of the National Institute of Heritage

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