The Inn’s story starts in 1806 when it was built on Bucur’s land, on the riverside of Dambovita. Its architecture, unlike the other inns of that time, stood out through its unicity. The founder was Emanuel Marzayan, better known as Manuc Bey. He was a far-famed merchant, diplomat and innkeeper which was considered as one of the richest landlords in the Balkans.
By taking advantage of his wealth and mercantile influence, Manuc started to build up his diplomatic notoriety in the beginning of the 1800s. He gradually becomes a dragoman and counselor for the Turkish leaders and in 1808, he is named by the Sultan as the Bey of Moldavia. He eventually becomes the mediator between the Russian and the Turkish armies. Therefore, the peace that was desired by both parts, becomes Manuc’s responsibility.
The peace treaty from 1812 is a key moment that redefines the Inn’s reputation, as the negotiations are held there. The treaty is signed in May the 16th, 1812 and it marks the ending of the Russo-Turkish war. Furthermore, it settled the boundaries for the territories fought over.