Râmnicu Vâlcea is situated in the central-south area of Romania. Set at the foothills of the Southern Carpathians, the city is located at about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the Cozia Mountains and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Făgăraş and Lotrului Mountains.
Stop at the old Cozia, which marks the spot where the ruins of an even earlier church lie. For a great experience of the monastery, view it from the Olt River on a slow boat cruise. The Cozia Monastery is located on the banks of the Olt River, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north from Râmnicu Vâlcea.
Muzeul Satului Valcean Muzeul Satului Vâlcean si-a conturat profilul sau tematic înca din 1974 sub forma unui sat muzeu, menit sa reconstituie pe o suprafata de 8 hectare, imaginea functionala a unei asezari rurale traditionale, cu toate institutiile sale social-culturale.
The building which houses the Museum of Art belonged to the family Nae and Tita Simian, owners of a shoe factory in Râmnicu Vâlcea, in the mid of 20th century. The house was built in 1940, in neo-Romanian style, by the famous architects Gheorghe Simotta and Nicolae Lupu.