the first settlement with the name of „Filipesti”
It was the first settlement with the name of „Filipesti”; it took the name of „Filipesti” from the Filipescu family, and the name of „Targ” since the XVIIIth century, when it was declared a fair because of its intense commercial life.
It included the villages of Filipeştii de Târg,Brătăşanca, Ezeni, Mărginenii de Jos and Ungureni.
The first information about this place dates back to 1422, when under the ruler Dan the Second, the settlement was recorded as a stop on The road of the Monarchs.
Documents mentioned the area in 1510 as the property of Neagoe, son of the boyar Draghici. In 1629, the Voivoide Moise put the great commander Draghici in the possesion of the monastic vineyards from Filipesti and other neighboring villages.
In 1633-1635, the seneschal Constantin Cantacuzino built in Filipeşti a palace and the Church of the Assumption.
In the eighteenth century, the successor of Dumitrascu Filipescu raised also a royal court, which is a monument that is one of the few models of public architecture that has been preserved over time.
Here, Nicolae Balcescu found refugee when he instigated the miners who worked on the salt mine in Telega in 1848 and when he was pursued by the colonnel Banov and arrested by his troops of cavalry.
Monuments that can be seen here : the Ruins of the Cantacuzino Palace ( 1635-1641), The Royal House built in the middle of the forest, restaurated and transformed into a restaurant (1968-1971), the ruins of the former Post, which had been built by Alecu Siru at the end of the XVIIIth century, the stone cross from the time of Matei Basarab, an ancient water mill (XVIIIth century), The Church of the Assumption, a monument for the heroes who died in the World War I.