Top 5 attractions in Mioveni
"St. Peter and Paul" Cathedral
The building stands in the city centre, basically defining the city's architectural blazon, being one of the most impressive buildings of its kind in the entire country. In 1992, with a single existing church in the city of Mioveni, and with a growing population due to the development of the local industry, the new cathedral was designed at huge dimensions, being nowadays the largest place of worship of the archiepiscopacy of Argeș and Muscel.
The huge wooden spoon from Mioveni
The huge wooden spoon from Mioveni, Guinness Book of Records record-holder, is 17.79 meters long and 1.50 meters at the widest point (the length of the armhole). It was manufactured in 14 days by Ion Rodos and his son, Gheorghe Rodos and it's a true work of art, decorated with traditional folk motifs and the Mioveni logo.
The Racovita Manor – The C.I. Nastase Etnographic Museum
The Manor is situated in the Racovița district, a fortified construction, specific to this area, built in 1797 as a three-story cube. It was founded in 1850 by father Nicholas Racoviceanu with Byzantine-style arcades. The Racovița Manor has a rectangular shape, is tower-shaped, with a square base, each side measuring approximately 8.5 metres in length and 20 metres in height. Its walls are about one metre thick.
Mioveni Civic Centre
The most important city events in Mioveni are organised on the Civic Center plateau: festivals, fairs, concerts, shows, competitions, ceremonies.
A team of archaeologists from the County Museum discovered several hundred-year old vestiges at the Vierosi monastery, vestiges made by the boyars of Golesti, dating back from 1573-1575. The diggings also revealed remains of constructions made in the XVI and XVIII centuries (annexes of the monastery). The trail of a water supply channel was also identified, this being built at the beginning of the XVIII century. The archaeologists also found several terracotta tiles which represent a two-headed eagle, a shield framed by the heads of four Turkish men.